Here’s how it should go for jazz heads in the NYC vicinity tonight. Starting at 6:30 pm and allowing for one dash to 27 & and Lex, all the action is in the left hand side of lower Manhattan. Your evening should conclude at 12:30 am.
1. JD Allen @ Le Poisson Rouge. 6:30
Dude celebrates his new disc with an early show.
2. Roy Haynes @ Jazz Standard. 7:30 pm
Dude still brims with invention, trouncing many more youthful drummers when it comes to creativity.
3. Paul Motian @ the Village Vanguard. 9 pm
Dude cracks the code of the Modern Jazz Quartet, nudges Craig Taborn to the foreground.
4. Todd Sickafoose & Mary Halvorson @ Le Poisson Rouge. 10 pm/11:15 pm