When I spoke with the titanic saxophonist last week, he said that he had a couple of special ideas regarding the celebration of the famed jazz cellar’s 75th anniversary. Will he be chasin’ the Trane? Enjoying a Sonnymoon for two? Time will tell. But one thing’s certain: Lady Gordon, her staff, and the crowds that are sure to cram the place will be treated to a sage synthesis of prog and trad components. Us Five’s excursions have a freedom feel, but their groundwork is all about sentient swing.
Feb. 23-28, 9 & 11 p.m., 2010