Joe Lovano and Hank Jones
Tuesday, April 25–30

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Bway at 60th, 212-258-9595

Proving the most eloquent improvisers can trounce intergenerational differences, the saxophonist and pianist have turned heads with their quartet work for the past two years. Here's their alone-together moment, and methinks it might be as sublime as most of the city's jazz fans are hoping.

Members of Jackalope play by no rules
photo: Shiho Fukada
Members of Jackalope play by no rules


See also:
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    A mammoth production of the epic verse gets a stateside staging
    by Michael Feingold

  • Don't Call It Noise Music
    Japanese metal bands summon power and energy from the '70s
    by Zach Baron

  • Wonder Women
    A season of old masters, Gumby, biomorphs, and cell phones
    by R.C. Baker

  • A Mechanized Culture and its Equally Mechanical Population Meet
    by Carla Blumenkranz

  • Tweaking Their Legacies: Composers Reinvent Themselves
    by Leighton Kerner

  • Dancing in Your Sleep: Label Microcosm Calms the Nerves
    by Tricia Romano

  • Postmodern Pioneer: The Next Generation
    Bokaer gets physical, digital, and naked
    by Elizabeth Zimmer

  • Vision Quest
    Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
    by Ed Halter

  • Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Thursday, May 4–6

    Rose Hall, 60th and Bway, 212-258-9800

    The "New Orleans: Congo Square" show finds Marsalis and pals celebrating the historic marketplace adjacent to the French Quarter where drummers were royalty. Blowing through charts by Jelly Roll Morton, Joe Robichaux, and Sam Morgan, the LCJO also make room for a Ghanaian hand percussionist.

    Omer Avital Birthday Celebration
    May 12–13

    Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson, 212-242-1063

    One of the feistiest personalities on the local jazz scene, the Israeli bassist has been making his music soar since returning to action around the start of the year. Thick horn lines ride the gallop of the rhythm section in a keenly constructed musical world that sounds wonderfully loose.

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