Fri. June 11 -- Intelligent warm cool original jazz made for Angelenos: the resurgent L.A. Jazz Quartet, featuring guitarist Larry Koonse, saxist Chuck Manning, bassist Darek Oles and drummer Mark Ferber. At LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036; 6-8pm; FREE.
Fri. June 11 -- Exodus still thrash on the prole side, same as they did by the Bay a quarter-century ago. With Heathen, Bonded by Blood, All Gods Kill, Tormenter. At the Key Club, 9039 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069; doors 7pm; $23; 15+; www.keyclub.com; (310) 274-5800.
Sat.-Sun. June 12-13 -- This year's Playboy Jazz Festival has the limpest lineup I've ever seen there, and that's saying something, but at least it's got African master Salif Keita on Sunday. What the hell, you're just drinking and talking. At the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., Hollywood 90068; 2:30pm onward; $20-$150; (323) 850-2000; www.hollywoodbowl.com.
Wed. June 16 -- Dub Club presents a couple of veteran guest selectors, David Rodigan (from the BBC to KISS-FM) and Downbeat the Ruler (NYC). The local cumbia band Buyepongo rocks the Echo upstairs. At the EchoPlex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park 90026; doors 9pm; $15; www.attheecho.com.
Thurs. June 17 -- From standpoints of imagination, rhythm and technique (including circular breathing), Bay Arean Phillip Greenlief is one of the most astonishing saxists I've ever seen/heard. Here's what he says about his well-established group FPR Trio, with Berliner Frank Gratkowski and hornman Jon Raskin: "We will be doing compositions by each of us. Gratkowski is an old-school German composer: lots of notes and difficult rhythms, complex forms and a logic that is inscrutable. Raskin and I are exploring the world of graphic scores and how to provide improvisers with tools to compose in the moment; his pieces use elements of nature and works of modern art (as visual icons), and mine use maps as a kind of urging for sound travelogue. Both of us are interested in pulling extended techniques out of the horn, and our compositions urge that kind of behavior." Also on the bill: the extreme quartet of vocalist-object manipulator Anna Homler with Ted Byrnes, Jorge Martin and Steuart Liebig. Opening is The Scott Heustis Group, featuring Breeze Smith, Jeff Schwartz and Robert Leng. ResBox at Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 90027; 8pm; $10; BYO.