Source: The New York Times.
THE BAD PLUS (Monday) This hyperintelligent, crashingly heroic trio — Ethan Iverson on piano, Reid Anderson on bass, David King on drums — revives some proven old strategies on “It’s Hard.” That album, released this year, deftly reimagines familiar songs by popular figures ranging from Prince to Johnny Cash to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. At 9 p.m., Rough Trade NYC, 64 North Ninth Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, roughtradenyc.com. (Nate Chinen)
KONCEPTIONS AT KORZO (Tuesday) This weekly series typically features two bands in succession, upholding a high bar for quality. But next week’s installment looks especially strong, with a first set at 9 p.m. featuring Ethan Iverson on piano, Ben Street on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. Then at 10:30 p.m., the alto saxophonist Tim Berne spearheads a trio with Shahzad Ismaily on bass and Ches Smith on drums. At 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, facebook.com/konceptions. (Chinen)