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Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

LEE RANALDO at the Bell House (Nov. 9, 9 p.m.). The New York guitarist Lee Ranaldo has been an underrated formal innovator since the early 1980s, both as a founding member of Sonic Youth, which disbanded in 2011, and elsewhere. His most recent solo album, “Electric Trim,” continues along Mr. Ranaldo’s well-trod path of bittersweet balladry and lovely noise, with several songs featuring lyrics by the novelist Jonathan Lethem.
718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com

TEGAN AND SARA at Kings Theater (Nov. 8, 8 p.m.). Tegan and Sara’s fifth album, “The Con,” was a revelation: catchier than anything this Canadian duo had done before its release in 2007, bursting every minute or two into a newly unforgettable hook. The group’s sound has gotten sleeker in the decade since then, but that album remains a high-water mark for many fans, and Tegan and Sara will play it in full at this Brooklyn show, with proceeds benefiting their L.G.B.T.Q. charity foundation.
800-745-3000, kingstheatre.com




Jimmy Cobb is part of “Celebrating 100 Years of Dizzy and Monk.” See listing below.

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GEORGE COLLIGAN QUINTET at Smalls (Nov. 3-4, 10:30 p.m. and 12 a.m.). Mr. Colligan, a pianist, plays brisk and crafty postbop, the likes of which has become notably rarer in recent years. On his latest album, “More Powerful,” his percussive and vibrant compositions are the springboard for more than a few hard-driving solos; his stalwart quartet maintains a high level of swinging interplay. He appears here in a five-piece, including two compatriots from the album — the saxophonist Nicole Glover and the drummer Rudy Royston — as well as the guitarist Tom Guarna and the bassist Johannes Weidenmuller.
646-476-4346, smallslive.com

SULLIVAN FORTNER QUARTET at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Nov. 9, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). The darting and illustrative pianist Mr. Fortner makes his leadership debut at Dizzy’s with this concert. If that’s a bit surprising for a New Orleans-born virtuoso working in the straight-ahead jazz vein (read: a tailor-made Jazz at Lincoln Center protégé), well, he’s been busy. He has toured the most with the trumpet star Roy Hargrove, and is increasingly being asked to work with other big names. Mr. Fortner appears here with the tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott, the bassist Aidan Carroll and the drummer Joe Dyson.
212-258-9595, jazz.org/dizzys

SHEILA JORDAN at the Iridium (Nov. 4-5, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.). Somewhere around 1960, after Billie Holiday was gone and other classic jazz voices were on the wane, the tradition of midcentury jazz singing started to fold in on itself. These days, vocalists like Ms. Jordan are rare: She’s straight-shooting and unceremonious, but she takes obvious delight in her work. She’s ready to excite without reaching into the typical toolbox of vocal provocations. A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, she’s still got the goods at 88.
212-582-2121, theiridium.com

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN at the Town Hall (Nov. 3, 8 p.m.). Mr. McLaughlin — the guitarist who as a teenager helped define Miles Davis’s early forays into fusion and with his Mahavishnu Orchestra became an influential exponent of the marriage between rock, jazz and Indian classical music — appears to be winding down his career. At 75, he now says that the current tour will be his last; that would make this his final appearance in New York. He will perform here with 4th Dimension, a fusion quartet he has led since 2007, which just released a beguiling album, “Live at Ronnie Scott’s.” Then he’ll take the stage with an all-star band for a set of tunes from the Mahavishnu repertoire.
800-745-3000, thetownhall.org

NICOLE MITCHELL at the Stone at the New School (Nov. 3-4, 8:30 p.m.). Ms. Mitchell is one of the most creative jazz musicians to have played the flute. And one of the most tireless: To her fans it’s little surprise that she has released two remarkable recordings this year, one with her Black Earth Ensemble (“Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds”) and another in collaboration with the poet Haki Madhubuti (“Liberation Narratives”). Ever on to the next thing, she performs this weekend with a new intriguing team of diverse associates: Taylor Ho Bynum on trumpet, Rufus Reid on bass, Shirazette Tinnin on drums and Fay Victor on vocals.

GARY PEACOCK TRIO at Jazz Standard (Nov. 7-8, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Mr. Peacock, a bassist best known for his work in trios led by Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans, has developed a lissome rapport with the members of his own three-piece combo: the pianist Marc Copland and the drummer Joey Baron. On “Tangents,” the group’s new album, Mr. Peacock’s somber bass takes center stage, and his band mates add a weightless webbing on top. At this show the trio will play music from the album, out on ECM Records, which consists largely of original compositions.
212-576-2232, jazzstandard.com


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