He started off two decades ago having a mess of reeds in front of him, and it brought plenty of whomp! to the mischievous bassist-composer’s small ensemble work. These days he’s down to two – Joel Frahm and Eli Degibri – who surely will get the job done. He hasn’t played in town for a minute and a new album drops in March. That means fresh material for the Avital approach, which is very physical blues motifs spun to ditch any and all cliches.
7:30 pm & 9:30 pm $35 – $20. Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St. 212 258-9595