Jazz in NYC This Week 

English: American jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman

Source: The New York Times.

WOLF EYES AND JACKIE LYNN at Pioneer Works (July 7, 8 p.m.). Fans of roiling, all-consuming noise will find few better places to expand their minds and challenge their eardrums than a concert by the Detroit-based industrial act Wolf Eyes. The experience will be particularly immersive at Pioneer Works, a nonprofit arts center in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where Wolf Eyes is playing as part of a sprawling installation by the artists Willie Stewart and Brent Stewart. The singer Haley Fohr, performing as Jackie Lynn, her eerie alter ego, will open.
pioneerworks.org

ORNETTE COLEMAN: TOMORROW IS THE QUESTION at Lincoln Center Festival (July 11-17). The alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman is remembered as a pioneer of free jazz. But as with many game-changing artists, what’s inimitable — the shuddering, bluesy warmth of his alto saxophone; the openhearted melodicism of his compositions — is as important to his legacy as his formal reinventions. This weeklong celebration includes a performance on Tuesday of Coleman’s score to the film “Naked Lunch” with appearances from the saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Henry Threadgill, and a concert next Friday featuring members of Prime Time, Coleman’s avant-funk band from the 1970s and ’80s.
212-721-6500, lincolncenter.org/lc-festival

VIJAY IYER AND TEJU COLE at National Sawdust (July 8, 7 p.m.). The pianist Vijay Iyer and the writer Teju Cole are both naturalists of a serious, if experimental, order. Their work suggests that it’s enough to look hard for truth — personal and universal — and invest in the details; do that, and beauty will take care of itself. They first worked together in 2013 on “Open City,” a performance that was full of writing, rap and improvised music, and drew on text from Mr. Cole’s novel of the same name. Here they present “Blind Spot,” pairing excerpts from Mr. Cole’s new book on photography with music composed by Mr. Iyer, who will perform with the bassist Linda Oh and the mallet percussionist Patricia Brennan.
646-779-8455, nationalsawdust.org

WILLIAM PARKER’S IN ORDER TO SURVIVE at ShapeShifter Lab (July 13-14, 7:30 and 9 p.m.). The bassist William Parker has been making momentous music for about four decades now; it may never have felt as of-the-moment as it does now. He has a new double album out, “Meditation/Resurrection,” full of compositions with titles like “Criminals in the White House” and “Things Falling Apart.” The record’s second disc features five stern, nebulous pieces played by In Order to Survive, a quartet featuring the remarkable pianist Cooper-Moore (the lifetime achievement honoree at this year’s Vision Festival, which Mr. Parker helps run). The band, which also includes Rob Brown on alto saxophone and Hamid Drake on drums, will celebrate the album’s release with a two-night run.
646-820-9452, shapeshifterlab.com

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