Steve Kuhn


It’s one-nighter to acknowledge that the pianist’s new Mostly Coltrane is on the streets, but it’s also a great chance to hear what saxophonist Joe Lovano does with the master’s more sublime nuggets, which stretch from romantic to rowdy. Kuhn, who worked in Trane’s quartet a half-century ago, has insights into the material. His designs on “Central Park West” and “I Want To Talk About You” stress radiance and, even in the woollier moments, there’s a calm that comes from ensemble unity. In a word? Gorgeous.

Tue., July 7, 8:30 & 11 p.m., 2009