Steve Coleman & Five Elements Jazz Gallery 3/28-29

The veteran alto player’s intricate grooves play hopscotch through your cranium, skipping and leaping to points that previously seemed impossible to connect. On stage his band becomes a momentum machine, ridiculously tight and enjoying all the kinetic advantages of deep teamwork. With titles like “Cardiovascular” and “Cerebellum Lean,”  last year’s Functional Arrhythmias was inspired by body rhythms. Steeped in the power of idiosyncrasy, Coleman and his crew always dodge any cliché that comes their way – no wonder he’s become one of the scene’s most influential presences.

9 pm + 10:30 pm. $15. Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, 5th Floor. 212-242-1063

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