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Loud, Wild, Improvised


Antonio Sánchez & Migration
7:40 p.m.; (Le) Poisson Rouge; 158 Bleecker St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-505-3474
The Mexico City artist was robbed of an Oscar nomination for his drum-only work on the tense, driving score of Birdman in 2014. Expect Sánchez, a three-time Grammy winner, to stretch out on compositions with his working quintet, featuring his longtime collaborator, pianist, and McCoy Tyner admirer John Escreet.

Susie Ibarra DreamTime Ensemble
8 p.m.; Nublu; 62 Ave. C., nr. 5th St.
This percussionist has found a sweet spot between indigenous-music traditions and the avant-garde: instruments in her toolbox occasionally include water, a Home Depot paint bucket, and a red Solo cup. Next to the Sun Ra Arkestra doing a live score to Space Is the Place (Tishman Auditorium, 11 p.m.), Ibarra’s octet is the bet for the most “out” band on Saturday.

Kat Edmonson
8:20 p.m.; Django at the Roxy Hotel; 2 Sixth Ave., at White St.; 212-519-6649
You can’t teach the timbre of Kat Edmonson’s voice — sort of a soft, winter-light version of Amy Winehouse’s fabled pipes. Backed by a piano-guitar-bass-drum quartet, she’s the kind of timeless singer that could flip through the Great American Songbook and bring energy to every page.

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble
11 p.m.; Bowery Ballroom; 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
A frequent collaborator with Flying Lotus and Thundercat, violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is working on his debut album of spacey funk, set to be released on Brainfeeder in 2018. Justin Brown, a young workmen that pops up on countless year-end-list jazz records, appears behind the kit in his only Winter Jazzfest gig.

Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt Band
11:40 p.m.; SubCulture; 45 Bleecker St., nr. Lafayette St., downstairs; 212-533-5470
Since his debut in 1996, Matt Wilson has been one of the most creative drummer-composers in improvised music. It’s a reputation he kept up on his 2017 record with his Honey and Salt band, pairing angular jazz with spoken performances of Carl Sandburg’s poetry. His band for Saturday includes reedist Jeff Lederer, guest readers, and the pulsing bass of Chris Lightcap.

Pete Rock & the Soul Brothers
1:40 a.m.; Bowery Ballroom; 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
Listen to any young Turk at Jazzfest and it’s clear that hip-hop has eclipsed bop and funk as the primary rhythmic influence in the music. Aside from maybe J Dilla and RZA, the influence of Pete Rock is responsible for this paradigm change, thanks to his groundbreaking, jazz-sampling boom-bap in the early ’90s. In one of the last sets of the marathon, the influence — from jazz on Pete Rock to Pete Rock on jazz — comes full circle.