Source: The New York Times.
CLAUDIA QUINTET at the Miller Theater (March 24, 8 p.m.). Cycling minimalism, paint-splattered harmonies and subtly accruing percussion — it’s all part of the Claudia Quintet’s abstruse formula, devised by the drummer and composer John Hollenbeck. The group has released eight albums over the past 15 years, becoming something of an idiosyncratic institution in the liminal territory between jazz and contemporary classical. The band appears here with Matt Moran on vibraphone, Red Wierenga on accordion, Chris Speed on clarinet and tenor saxophone, and Drew Gress on bass.
RAVI COLTRANE at Jazz Standard (March 27-April 1, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Mr. Coltrane’s music finds a tottery balance in the space between free-form improvisation and pulsing, onrushing flow. He hasn’t released an album in six years, but he has been busy; most recently he’s put a lot of effort toward furthering the legacy of his mother, the jazz pianist and harpist Alice Coltrane. He appears at Jazz Standard in a trio featuring the bassist Dezron Douglas and the drummer Allan Mednard, as well as a rotation of special guests. On Wednesday, it’s the saxophonist Tomoki Sanders, the son of Pharoah Sanders, an esteemed musician who collaborated in the 1960s and ’70s with Ms. Coltrane. On March 30, it’ll be the harpist Brandee Younger; and on April 1, the trumpeter Ralph Alessi.
ANDREW CYRILLE QUARTET at the Village Vanguard (March 27-April 1, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.). An experimental drummer who can easily balance propulsion and sensitivity, Mr. Cyrille began his career in the 1960s, when he apprenticed with Philly Joe Jones and recorded with the big-band-era eminence Coleman Hawkins. Then he embarked on a 10-year stint with Cecil Taylor, a pioneer of free jazz, establishing himself as a protagonist on the avant-garde. Now 78, Mr. Cyrille has never lost his omnivorous musical appetite; his work ranges from free improvisations to smoldering small-group jazz to a collaboration with Haitian musicians. He performs here with the personnel from his entrancing 2016 release, “The Declaration of Musical Independence”: Bill Frisell on guitar, Richard Teitelbaum on synthesizers and piano, and Ben Street on bass.
THERESA WONG at the Stone (March 27-31, 8:30 p.m.). A singing cellist and an experimentalist of patient, farsighted demeanor, Ms. Wong leaves all options on the table: Most of the time, she plays the instrument in slow swipes and resonant plucks, resisting pattern or repetition. In residence at the Stone, Ms. Wong appears in a duo with the pianist Motoko Honda on Tuesday, alone on Wednesday and in a variety of small-group formations through March 31.