Miguel Zenon Quartet


The big to-do about this saxophonist’s new nod to Puerto Rican composers is the way his alto sounds, its effervescent lines carrying the kind of warmth that generates more emotional candor than I previously thought possible. Serving such romantic melodies, it also helps reveal another side of Zenon. He’s truly got his heart on his sleeve here. His group is an apex of relentless interplay. Expect a deep rerouting of the obvious this week.

Thu., Sept. 15, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 16, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 17, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 18, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2011