Watching the Bad Plus drummer shift gears while constantly recalibrating tension is one of jazz’s more reliable joys. For this Gowanus hit, King matches wits with formidable NYC improvisers Tim Berne, Matt Mitchell, and Craig Taborn. He also brings his Trucking Company quintet, whose gnarled bop always manages to dispense a smile or three. Also on the bill: the Gang Font, his mildly mathy outfit that gives iconic bassist Greg Norton plenty of leeway for expression.
March 7-9, 8:15 & 9:30 p.m., 2014