Bill McHenry Quartet


Expect the band to have its chemistry refined: This is the final half of the tenor saxophonist’s two-week stint. McHenry is an improviser who goes out of his way to dodge a cliché, and he’s built a remarkable outfit—pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Andrew Cyrille—perfectly suited to follow that lead. What binds the four members is intensity, and their main product is a fierce, sometimes explosive, lyricism.

April 30-May 5, 9 & 11 p.m., 2013