For the past year, Bradley Bambarger’s insightful curation of the Sound It Out series at Greenwich House has made a parade of usual suspects from the local jazz scene tilt toward the extraordinary. From celebrations of Ornette’s Soapsuds, Soapsuds to string-choir nods to Paul Motian, variety rules. Same goes for its four-night, multi-artist first anniversary fundraiser. Each double bill has something singular and enticing, whether it’s the allure of new quartet featuring Dave King, Russ Lossing, Chris Speed, and John Hébert, or the mystery behind the pairing of pianists Craig Taborn and Gust Burns. Guitar trios featuring Rez Abassi and Jonathan Goldberger also make nice bookends. Tongues and eyes get tickled as well as ears: Bring an appetite for whiskey-tastings and Steve Byram’s visual art.
Thursdays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: July 18. Continues through July 21, 2013