Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Project


Bird lives when Indian-American alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa opens a weeklong residency at sax kinsmen John Zorn’s black box performance space The Stone: Here, Mahanthappa recontextualizes Charlie Parker in a more contemporary aesthetic, touting Bird’s genius as a synthesizer of pop, jazz tradition, and his own revolutionary harmonic innovation, bebop. This reincarnation of Bird’s longtime quartet features avant-garde pianist Matt Mitchell as Al Haig, bassist Francois Moutin as Tommy Potter, and Rudy Royston as Roy Haynes.

Tue., Jan. 7, 8 & 10 p.m., 2014