Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

PRIDE ISLAND at Hudson River Park (June 23-25). The organizers of NYC Pride are closing this year’s monthlong celebration with Pride Island, a new three-day music festival held on Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 in Lower Manhattan. The inaugural headliners include the soul and disco grande dame Patti LaBelle on Friday, the heartfelt synth-pop act Tegan and Sara on Saturday, and the Canadian singer Nelly Furtado on Sunday, with an eclectic roster of dance-floor-friendly artists rounding out the weekend.
nycpride.org

SONGS: MOLINA — A MEMORIAL ELECTRIC CO. at Littlefield (June 23, 9 p.m.). When the visionary Ohio singer-songwriter Jason Molina died in 2013, he left behind a community of fans and friends who continue to mourn his loss. This year, several of them have reunited for a traveling wake of sorts, featuring performances by Mr. Molina’s former collaborators in the bands Magnolia Electric Co. and Songs: Ohia, as well as readings and discussion led by the author Erin Osmon, who recently published a well-received biography, “Jason Molina: Riding With the Ghost.”
877-987-6487, littlefieldnyc.com

SIMON VOZICK-LEVINSON

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The saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, a onetime collaborator of John Coltrane’s, will headline a free Friday night concert at Prospect Park Bandshell; see listing below.

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Jazz

BLACK ART JAZZ COLLECTIVE at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (June 27-28, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). This sextet of straight-ahead adepts builds upon the postbop language of the 1960s — what you might recognize from Miles Davis’s second great quintet or Joe Henderson’s first few Milestone albums. There is a sense of shared pursuit here; the group often rearranges its component parts, cycling through grooves and trading lead roles. The band features Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Wayne Escoffery on tenor saxophone, James Burton on trombone, Xavier Davis on piano, Vicente Archer on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums.
212-258-9595, jazz.org

CHARLIE HADEN’S LIBERATION MUSIC ORCHESTRA WITH CARLA BLEY at the Blue Note (June 27, 8 and 10:30 p.m.). When not performing with the likes of Ornette Coleman and Hank Jones, the bassist Charlie Haden, who died in 2014, spent much of his time leading the Liberation Music Orchestra, an ensemble with political convictions, shadowy harmonies and a roster of restless improvisers. The pianist and composer Carla Bley was always a linchpin of the group, and she proved instrumental to the creation of its 2016 album, “Time/Life.” Ms. Bley now leads the orchestra, which is likely to play selections from that album here.
212-475-8592, bluenote.net/newyork

JEAN-LUC PONTY at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (June 25, 8 p.m.). Mr. Ponty, a French violinist, is known for his flashy virtuosity and his venturesome original music, a fusion-era brew of European folk song, funk, postbop and rock. In the 1970s he became one of the first jazz musicians to use an electric violin. From 1976 to 1985 he released a string of albums for Atlantic Records, some of them minor gems. At this show, the last on his American tour, Mr. Ponty will revisit that repertoire with some of the musicians who played with him in the 1980s: Wally Minko on keyboard, Jamie Glaser on guitar, Rayford Griffin on drums and Baron Browne on bass.
212-997-4144, bbkingblues.com

PHAROAH SANDERS at Prospect Park Bandshell (June 23, 7:30 p.m.). Mr. Sanders, 76, played with John Coltrane near the end of his life, seeming to inherit Coltrane’s affinity for global folk musics, Eastern spirituality and caterwauling expressionism. In his own music, Mr. Sanders renders long and scorching solos over lovely vamps, balancing fury and enlightenment. (Fans of Kamasi Washington, take note: Mr. Sanders was doing it first.) Mr. Sanders draws much inspiration from Indian classical music, so the intrepid Brooklyn Raga Massive is an apt opener for Friday’s concert.
718-683-5600, bricartsmedia.org

SHABAKA AND THE ANCESTORS AND LaFRAE SCI at Le Poisson Rouge (June 26, 8 p.m.). A few years ago Shabaka Hutchings, a rising British tenor saxophonist, discovered a milieu of kindred spirits on South Africa’s vibrant jazz scene. He joined up with the trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni and the vocalist Siyabonga Mthembu, among others, to form the Ancestors. The band makes a deeply rooted form of experimental jazz, tending toward dark, viscid harmonies and patient escalations. It performs here as part of Le Poisson Rouge’s We Resist! series; the concert is a benefit for Groove Diplomacy, a music-education nonprofit run by the drummer LaFrae Sci, whose band, Sonic Black, will play the first set. Ms. Sci is celebrating the release of a winsome debut album, “Groove Diplomacy Vol. 1,” which blends gospel, early soul and jazz.
212-505-3474, lpr.com

TRIO S at National Sawdust (June 23, 10 p.m.). On Friday Doug Wieselman, a clarinetist and multi-instrumentalist, releases “Somewhere Glimmer,” a new album with his Trio S. The band includes the cellist Jane Scarpantoni and the drummer Kenny Wollesen; all three members are veterans of the New York downtown scene of the 1990s, when an impish countercultural attitude reigned and improvisers were boiling 20th-century minimalism, free jazz and punk rock into something new and instinctual. The eight original tracks on “Somewhere Glimmer” are soft, slow and cinematic; Mr. Wieselman often uses simple loops, not building to a critical mass, but lulling you into a rolling meditation.
646-779-8455, nationalsawdust.org

GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

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