Last year these two Brooklyn improvisers dropped The Exterminating Angel, a duet album that brought a sense of whimsy to the serious art of playful interrogation. Their brass and percussion forays boasted both pithy declarations and rambling queries, and their skill at “in-the-moment” articulation was right up there. This rare follow-up gig should remind that they each likes to prod his partner with all sorts of squirrely motion and textural gambits.
8:30 pm $10 Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street. 212-989-9319
Two of earthiest veterans around finally connect for a duo romp, and the new *Roots Of The Blues* strongly suggests it’s a deep camaraderie they share.Many of the esteemed pianist’s tunes have an implied drummer in the left-hand figures, and several of the saxophonist’s lines milk an informal ardor for all its worth. It may formally be a recital of sorts, but I bet there’s more than a little roadhouse in the air when they get an audience in front them. Should be a blast.
Iridum 8 pm + 10 pm $25. Iridium, 1650 Broadway, 212-582-2121