A sizable dash of silver screen noir, a deep appreciation of the torch singer’s art, and a healthy respect for the nostalgia that invariably seeps into us all—craft meets emotion when the esteemed bassist brings his foursome to the bandstand. From “Lonely Town” to “Haunted Heart,” they’ve long had a lock on the bittersweet side of life. But they love to bop, too—Bird is a key part of their book. Ravi Coltrane is the tenor titan in this East Coast spin on the West Coast group, and any New Yorker’s chance to hear pianist Allen Broadbent should never be squandered.
July 27-31, 8:30 & 11 p.m., 2010