‘Celebrating Joe Temperley: From Duke to the JLCO’
Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, April 16-18 at 8 p.m.
Joe Temperley is a gallant Scottish baritone saxophonist who, as the title of this concert implies, has been a member of both the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. At 85, he still works for the second of those institutions, which is paying him homage with a three-part concerto composed by its artistic director, Wynton Marsalis. (The program will also feature some choice Ellingtonia, in brand-new arrangements.)-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
James Carter Organ Trio
Birdland, April 14-18 at 8:30 and 11 p.m.
As he does on “At the Crossroads,” his most recent album, the irrepressible saxophonist James Carter spearheads this purposefully gritty soul-jazz trio with Gerard Gibbs on Hammond B-3 organ and Leonard King Jr. on drums-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Kris Davis’ Capricorn Climber
The Jazz Gallery, April 17-18 at 8 and 10 p.m.
The pianist Kris Davis has a newish band, Capricorn Climber, that seeks out the unexpected corners within established musical relationships. Her partners, all adept with spontaneous texture, are the tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, the violist Mat Maneri, the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Tom Rainey.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Javon Jackson Quartet
Village Vanguard, April 14-19 at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Javon Jackson, a tenor saxophonist whose style has long suggested deep immersion in Joe Henderson and John Coltrane, leads a band with Jeremy Manasia on piano, David Williams on bass and Willie Jones III on drums.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Samba Jazz and the Music of Jobim
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, April 16-19 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Duduka Da Fonseca, a drummer, and Helio Alves, a pianist, have carved out a strong niche together, often working under the banner of Samba Jazz. This week they are paying tribute to Antônio Carlos Jobim, with another regular partner, the vocalist Maucha Adnet.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up
Cornelia Street Café, April 18 at 9 and 10:30 p.m.
A drummer working along jazz’s experimental fringe, Mr. Fujiwara favors a mode of playing that’s forward-leaning but rarely blunt or aggressive, and never random. Celebrating the release of his new album, “After All Is Said,” he convenes a working band with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Brian Settles on tenor saxophone and flute, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Michael Formanek on bass.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Charles Lloyd: Wild Man Dance Suite
Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 18 at 8 p.m.
The tenor saxophonist and flutist Charles Lloyd has been a notable solo artist in jazz for some 50 years (with one notable interruption), and he’ll soon become a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master (a ceremony will take place on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center). In this concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur — as on an album out this week — he presents a six-part suite featuring a jazz quartet along with Sokratis Sinopoulos on politiki lyra and Miklos Lukacs on Hungarian cimbalom. His rhythm section will feature Jason Moran on piano, Joe Sanders on bass and Eric Harland on drums.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Roy Hargrove Quintet
Blue Note, April 14-19 at 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Hard bop has few more charismatic torchbearers than the trumpeter Roy Hargrove, who inhabits the style without rigidity or stifling nostalgia. He’s also a shrewd bandleader with a disciplined crew, typically including the saxophonist Justin Robinson.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Danilo Pérez Trio
Jazz Standard, April 18-19 at 7:30 and 10 p.m., with an 11:45 p.m. set on April 18
The tirelessly inquisitive pianist Danilo Pérez has been most visible over the last decade as a member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet, jazz’s most brilliantly discursive working band. Mr. Pérez brings a similar slipperiness — but a more direct connection with his Panamanian roots — to his own longstanding trio, featuring Ben Street on bass and Adam Cruz on drums.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes