The tough young tenor is known for quickly kicking up squalls: his feistiness comes quick and is fully engaging. So how nifty is it that he goes deep on the romance with his second disc, the new Before the Rain? Careless whispers, sweet caresses, and an ooh la la or two mark his territory, and they’re offered with genuine emotional candor. When those squalls do drift by, they’re gleeful–Ornette covers–and his very hip band have a way of making plenty happen.
Wed., Feb. 16, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2011