Highlight: Pat Metheny — Saturday, Keswick Theatre
On his last album, dream box, Pat Metheny is on guitar solo, with a twist – overdubbing his own accompaniment, Bill Evans style. Conversations with myself. The effect is as warmly captivating on new tracks like “Ole & Gard” as it is on a standard like “I Fall in Love Too Easily”—enhancing Metheny’s catchy lyricism, resourceful economy, and the immersive skill that the sci-fi genre calls her name. World building. The Dream Box Tour, which lands in Keswick on Saturday, features music from this new release as well as every other solo album Metheny has made, dating back to New Chautauqua in 1979. “It would be very different for me, that intimacy,” he said in a press release. “I think I’ll probably be speaking at the party, which I generally don’t like to do, but it kind of fits in with what this evening is going to be like.”
Sept. 22 at 8 p.m., Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick St., Glenside, $49.50 to $99; Buy tickets.
And the Weiss trio – Monday, the solar myth
Over more than two decades as a working group, the Dan Weiss Trio—with Weiss on drums, Jacob Sax on piano, and Thomas Morgan on bass—has crafted their style of quick reflexes and almost telepathic intuition. sincerityreleased last year, celebrates some of the heroes in Weiss’s temple, including Burt Bacharach and Elvin Jones, as well as his daughter and late grandmother.
Sept. 18 at 8 p.m., Solar Myth, 1131 S. Broad Street, $25; Buy tickets.
Nick Dunston: Spider Season —Tuesday, the solar myth
A guitarist whose centrifugal power can be greatly heard in Mary Halvorson Amaryllis Band, Nick Dunston is also a harmony composer with variable timbre – something that puts him at the forefront of a trio called Spider Season, with Kalia Vandiver on trombone and electronics and DoYeon Kim on vocals and gayageum, the Korean zither. they Self-titled debutreleased last year, gives some sense of the dynamic excitement they’ll be bringing to the Ars Nova Workshop platform.
Sept. 19 at 8 p.m., Solar Myth, 1131 S. Broad Street, $25; Buy tickets.
Natural Information Society – From Thursday to Saturday, solar legend
Ecstasy changes reality in the natural music of the information society, Led by Joshua Abrams For the better part of a decade. Featuring a group centered on the Giombre Abrams (three-string oud ghanawan), the band creates resonant improvisations that repeat and expand, bringing the audience into the matrix. On this three night stay as per Since time is gravity, the group’s latest album, Abrams will be joined by Lisa Alvarado on organ, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, and Mikel Patrick Avery on drums; Ari Brown will be a special guest on saxophone, others have not been announced yet.
Sept. 8 at 8 p.m., Solar Myth, 1131 S. Broad Street, $30; Buy tickets.
Kevin Hayes Trio — Friday and Saturday, Chris Jazz Cafe
Pianist Kevin Hayes has a long and fruitful history with the trio format, dating back at least to his 1991 album Ugly beauty. And his beautiful new show Bridges, He comes across the group known as Hays Street Hart, with Ben Street and Billy Hart respectively on bass and drums. This weekend at Chris’ Jazz Cafe, he’ll be in different but no less auspicious company, working with bassist Alex Claffy and drummer Eric Harland.
Sept. 22 and 23 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Chris Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., $25 Friday, $30 Saturday; Buy tickets.
Superblue – Saturday, World Café Live
An inspired power-sharing agreement between singer Curt Elling and guitarist Charlie Hunter, two men who truly understood how to control a room, SuperBlue turned into good well Task Force during the past two years. Said’s band – also with Butcher Brown’s DJ Harrison on keyboards and Corey Fonville on drums – are hitting the town on the heels of a new album from Spruce, SuperBlue: An iridescent burst.
Sept. 23 at 8 p.m., World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street; $35 to $45, Buy tickets.
Wine and Jazz Festival – Saturday, Longwood Gardens
Tickets for this Signature fall show In Longwood Gardens, well, she’s long gone — so we won’t stop at the impressive lineup, which includes legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés, Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen, and New Jersey-raised pianist Emmett Cohen (no relation), and trumpeter Terrell Stafford, among others. All we can say is: Luck favors the bold, and those who keep checking for cancellations.
September 23, 2-9pm, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, sold out.