From “Of Blues and Dreams” to “Man on a Turquoise Cloud,” the pianist’s solo pieces are some of the most enchanting works to come out of the early ’80s NYC jazz scene. Third Stream without particularly saying it, his works are simultaneously pretty and eerie, chock with fetching melodies that exude warmth while waxing rigorous. Davis hasn’t done a NYC recital like this in years, and longtime fans should know that his Kandinsky dedication might be part of the program. At 8 pm, he interacts with synthmeister Earl Howard.
Sat., June 11, 10 p.m., 2011