Jazz Concerts in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Source: The New York Times.

IKUE MORI at the Stone (Dec. 11-15, 8:30 p.m.). This percussionist, electronic musician and full-scope sound experimentalist can create an entire world of sonic encounter using just her laptop. But she’s also endlessly adaptive when placed into a larger context, quick to find her niche in almost any kind of ensemble. In the coming week, she is in residence at the Stone, working with some of today’s finest improvisers: the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the trumpeter Nate Wooley on Tuesday, the pianist Craig Taborn on Wednesday, and various others through Dec. 15.

ANNETTE PEACOCK at First Unitarian Congregational Society (Dec. 7, 8 p.m.). A genre-bender and a prophetic force in music since the late 1960s, Peacock is one of the most riveting — though overlooked — vocal performers in jazz. Her psychotropic albums of the ’70s are cult classics, with a style landing somewhere between Anita O’Day and Betty Davis, and she has remained active (though secluded) in recent years, putting out albums on her own record label, Ironic. Her New York performances are rare; this one, presented by Blank Forms and Artists Space, may be the only chance to catch her in the city for years.

CECIL TAYLOR MEMORIAL at Roulette (Dec. 11, 7 p.m.). For the second week in a row, New York is mourning the loss of Cecil Taylor with a star-studded tribute concert. At this memorial event, presented by Arts for Art, the pianist and free-jazz pioneer — who died in April — will be celebrated with performances by dozens of musicians, including the drummer Andrew Cyrille, the pianist and multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore, the alto saxophonist Oliver Lake and the trumpeter Jaimie Branch.
917-267-0368, roulette.org

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