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Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

ROSTAM at Music Hall of Williamsburg (Sept. 27, 8 p.m.). A subtle producer and songwriter, Rostam Batmanglij was crucial to the flowering of the group Vampire Weekend over the last decade, though he generally ceded the spotlight to his co-writer, the lead singer Ezra Koenig. Mr. Batmanglij amicably left the band last year in order to chase other dreams — like contributing to Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” and his own solo debut, “Half-Light,” which arrived this month to strong reviews.
888-929-7849, musichallofwilliamsburg.com

BRIAN WILSON at Radio City Music Hall (Sept. 23, 8 p.m.). Seeing Brian Wilson in 2017 can feel like an exercise in devotion. Mr. Wilson, now 75, no longer has the vocal range he had as a young member of the Beach Boys (really, who does?), and he often appears less than thrilled to be onstage. But these are mostly moot points when the person most responsible for “Pet Sounds” performs that album’s songs, as Mr. Wilson will do with his former band mates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin beside him.
866-858-0008, radiocity.com

SIMON VOZICK-LEVINSON

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ABRAHAM INC. AND FRIENDS at Symphony Space (Sept. 24, 7 p.m.). With his band Abraham Inc., the clarinetist David Krakauer doesn’t stop at melding jazz and klezmer. This group makes a brew that draws upon hip-hop and funk, too. Abraham Inc. is one of a handful of acts making music of cross-cultural cohesion at this concert, a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union, co-sponsored by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. Others include the guitarist Marc Ribot, the South African piano duo of Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen, and a pared-down Silk Road Ensemble.
212-864-5400, symphonyspace.org

JOSÉ CONDE ECLECTRIC AND OLA FRESCA at Flushing Town Hall (Sep. 22, 8 p.m.). With Ola Fresca, the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mr. Conde draws from a variety of Afro-Latin traditions, tossing son, salsa and timba into a nonacademic stew, ready for the street fair, dance club or concert hall. At 7 p.m., a dance lesson will be held for guests.
718-463-7700, flushingtownhall.org

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Andrew Cyrille (here at the New School in 2016) is coming to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

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ANDREW CYRILLE AND BILL MCHENRY at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Mr. Cyrille, 77, a drummer, can exert a rumbling power without striking the drums especially hard. He’s an avant-gardist known for his work with free improvisers like Cecil Taylor and Oliver Lake, but his Haitian parentage has a way of shining through in the syncopations of his playing. He and Mr. McHenry, 45, a tenor saxophonist, released a powerful duo album last year called “Proximity.” It found Mr. McHenry’s lucid and tapered sound in fruitful partnership with the mercurial heft of Mr. Cyrille. On Sept. 26 they perform at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. as part of the Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival.
212-258-9595, jazz.org/dizzys

TOMAS FUJIWARA at the Jazz Gallery (Sept. 22, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Mr. Fujiwara knows his way around a scorching climax, but his drumming isn’t really about that; it’s defined by his illustrative, attentive touch. The tunes he writes seem to grow out of that sensitivity: They have the abstruse allure of non-narrative cinema. Next month he’ll release a fine new album, “Triple Double,” with a band featuring Ralph Alessi on trumpet, Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, Brandon Seabrook and Mary Halvorson on guitars, and Gerald Cleaver doubling with Mr. Fujiwara on drums. That group appears here, presumably previewing some of the album.
646-494-3625, jazzgallery.nyc

STEVE LEHMAN QUARTET Featuring María Grand (Sept. 26 at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28 at the Jazz Gallery, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; Sept. 29 at Seeds Brooklyn, 9 p.m.). Mr. Lehman, 39, is an alto saxophonist at the forefront of experimental improvised music. He uses the complex electroacoustic technique known as spectral composition, but also has enough restraint to craft a heart-rending solo. Ms. Grand, 25, is a rising tenor saxophonist with a strong musical personality already intact. Here she performs in Mr. Lehman’s quartet — with Matt Brewer on bass and Damion Reid on drums — at different venues.
646-494-3625, jazzgallery.nyc

ADI MEYERSON QUARTET AND AARON BURNETT SEXTET at the Cell (Sept. 23, 8 p.m.). John Coltrane would have turned 91 on this date; for this program, titled “Coltrane Night,” two bands perform from the saxophone giant’s repertoire. Ms. Meyerson, a bassist, leads a combo featuring Godwin Louis on alto saxophone, Melissa Aldana on tenor saxophone, Eden Ladin on piano and Kush Abady on drums. It will focus on Coltrane’s straight-ahead work of the late 1950s and early ’60s. Mr. Burnett, a saxophonist, plays a set dedicated to Coltrane’s later experiments; his band features Peter Evans on trumpet, Corey Wilcox on trombone, Carlos Homs on piano and Nick Jozwiak on bass.
646-861-2253, thecelltheatre.org

GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

Correction: September 23, 2017

Because of an editing error, a music entry in the Listings pages on Friday about the concert “Band Together: A Concert Against Hate” at Knockdown Center misspelled part of the name of the event. It is “Band Together: A Concert Against Hate” (not “Hat”).

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