Jazz in NYC This Week

Source: The New York Times.

ALTERNATIVE GUITAR SUMMIT 2017 CELEBRATES PAT METHENY at Le Poisson Rouge (March 10, 7 p.m.). Each year, the producer Joel Harrison convenes some of music’s most forward-thinking guitarists for a celebration of all things six-string, spread out over several days with concerts and master classes around New York. The peak event of this year’s run will honor Pat Metheny, a jazz-fusion guitarist who has won 20 Grammys and, in a career that began in the 1970s, has worked with virtuosos like Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette and Joni Mitchell. Mr. Metheny will be toasted by a murderers’ row of ax masters, including the brilliant avant-garde wizard Nels Cline, performing with the Nels Cline Trio.
212-505-3474, lpr.com

DUNGEN at BRIC Arts Media House (March 16, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). This consistently underrated psychedelic-rock band from Sweden rarely tours America, but for its latest United States appearance, the quartet will perform its most ambitious project to date: an original score to the 1926 silent fairy tale film “The Adventures of Prince Achmed,” by the German director Lotte Reiniger. Dungen’s companion piece is a stunning odyssey of spaced-out rock instrumentals, kinetic bebop grooves and heavy guitar jams that would not sound out of place on a Pink Floyd album.
866-811-4111, bricartsmedia.org

STEPHAN CRUMP’S RHOMBAL at the Cornelia Street Café (March 15, 8 and 9:30 p.m.). If you recognize Mr. Crump, it’s likely as the bassist in Vijay Iyer’s renowned trio. But for many years he has maintained his own projects, often in the form of dimly lit, chamberlike music. His most recent album, “Rhombal,” features a suite of subtly woven original tunes performed by an outstanding quartet including the tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, the trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. The horns engage in an unhurried exchange, letting tones and colors drift upward.
212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com

TOM CSATARI AND UNCIVILIZED at Barbès (March 15, 8 p.m.). Uncivilized is a little too raw to be called atmospheric, a little too pub-band to be called jazz, and a little too antivirtuoso to be called orchestral. This revolving group of horns, strings and percussion makes loosefitting music that seems to align with an alternative strain of New York City folklore — the genealogy of William S. Burroughs, Diane Arbus and John Zorn. Out next week, the collective’s latest EP, “New York,” consists of four tunes, each recorded live at a different since-closed watering hole in Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan. On Wednesday, Uncivilized celebrates the release by beginning a run of monthly shows at Barbès. For this performance the band will feature 12 musicians — including two guitarists, two bassists, two drummers and two bass clarinetists.

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