Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz Revisited


A half century ago Coleman doubled every instrument in his intrepid quartet and threw the switch on one of his masterpieces, a 37-minute squall both passionate and provocative. At this gig eight heavyweights tip their hat to the kind of jazz repertory that’s often left in the dust. There’s a joy that wafts through OC’s original, and methinks that emotion will be paralleled by a squad that stretches from Lovano to Pelt to Allison to Drummond. Something mighty this way comes.

Wed., Jan. 16, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2013