Bobby Bradford

Former Texan Bobby Bradford, a jazz trumpeter/cornettist, was alongside Fort Worth saxophonist Ornette Coleman during the birth of free jazz in the 1960s. Bradford’s in town courtesy of Nameless Sound and will lead a raucous performance with Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad. Bradford and Gjerstad first collaborated in the 1980s. The pair of veterans are considered living legends by many in the avant-garde music scene. Austin-based bassist Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten and Chicago drummer Frank Rosaly will join the two onstage.

8 p.m. MECA, 1900 Kane. For information, call 713‑928-5653 or visit namelesssound.org. $13.
Tue., March 25, 8 p.m., 2014

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