One track on the guitarist’s radiant Hearts Wide Open finds saxophonist Mark Turner getting giddy with his tenor. Hats off—Heckelsman’s provocative writing allows a sometimes overly cool improviser to reveal a bit more passion. In general, the disc’s entire program provides similar candor, made by a leader whose heady designs usher in a natural panache at every turn. This is a group that feels just right.
Wed., Sept. 7, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2011