Jazz Concerts in N.Y.C. This Weekend 

Source: The New York Times.

VIJAY IYER SEXTET at the Miller Theater (Oct. 20, 8 p.m.). This esteemed pianist and educator is still riding a wave of recognition after last year’s “Far From Over,” the debut album from his sextet.

OKKYUNG LEE at the Stone (Oct. 23-27, 8:30 p.m.). You could say that Lee prefers to deny her instrument its rights — the right to melody; the right to a shapely, liquid tone; the right to beauty — and see what new possibilities emerge from there.

LIFE CYCLES at Jazz Standard (Oct. 19-21, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). With a free-ranging intensity unmatched by any contemporary drummer, Brian Blade can move from groundswell to explosion to rippling quiet.

JULIAN PRIESTER at Kitano (Oct. 20, 8 and 10 p.m.). A trombonist with an amiable, misty tone and an inquisitive instinct, Priester has been flouting the divide between jazz’s mainstream and the avant-garde since before that line was drawn.