Fri. April 29 -- Shh . . . it's legendary Charles Lloyd/Miles/classical/original pianist Keith Jarrett, improvising his delicate inspirations solo, the way God intended. At Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown 90012; 8pm; $84-$155; (323) 850-2000; www.laphil.org.
Fri. April 29 -- I See Hawks in L.A. singer Rob Waller, the heartiest and most welcoming voice on the modern country scene, celebrates the release of an intriguingly eclectic covers album drawing from the Doors, Nina Simone, the Hollies, Willie Nelson, et al. Expect friends such as Paul Lacques and Marc Doten (Hawks, 00 Spy Car) to staff the band. Instro outlaws Double Naught Spy Car open. In the bar of Taix Restaurant, 1911 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake 90026; around 9:30pm; free; www.taixfrench.com.
Fri. April 29 -- Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Orianthi (Alice Cooper) and Albert Lee (the world) are among the guitarists busting strings at the concert night of the four-day Malibu Guitar Festival. At Casa Escobar, 22969 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90266; 6:30pm-2am; $40; www.malibuguitarfestival.com.
Fri.-Sat. April 29-30 -- Anthony Wilson and the Curators present the traditionally rooted guitarist's attractive jazz conceptions. Players such as keyboardist Patrick Warren, drummer Aaron Sterling, pianist Josh Nelson and trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom expand on the music from Wilson's new "Frogtown." At the Blue Whale on the third level of Weller Court Plaza, south of East First Street between South Los Angeles Street and South San Pedro Street, Little Tokyo 90012; 9pm-midnight; $20; 21+; parking $5 underneath off Second Street at the sign of the P in a circle; (213) 620-0908; www.bluewhalemusic.com.
Sat. April 30 -- Ambitious pianist Tigran Hamasyan taps Armenian sacred music (the theme of his new ECM album) with members of the Yerevan Chamber Choir. A CAP presentation at UCLA's Royce Hall; 8pm; $19-$59; www.cap.ucla.edu.
Sun. May 1 -- Young alto man Logan Hone (Alex Cline's recommendation is all you need in matters avant) promotes his pfMentum album with a quartet featuring violist Lauren Baba, guitarist Gregory Ullmand and drummer Jesse Quebeman-Turley. Sunday Evening Concerts fave Ross Hammond opens on 12-string guitar in duo with tabla master Sameer Gupta. At Center for the Arts, 2225 Colora do Blvd., Eagle Rock 90041; 7pm; $10; (626) 795-4989.
Mon. May 2 -- Guitarist Jeff Parker and Chicago groove abstractionists Tortoise are poking their heads out with a new album after a long hibernation. With Fell Runner. At Teragram Ballroom, 1234 W. Seventh St., downtown 90017; 9pm; $25; www.teragramballroom.com.
Tues. May 3 -- Elegant trumpeter Avishai Cohen (not the bassist-pianist of that name) explores the deserts of world music with pianist Shai Maestro, bassist Tal Mashiach and drummer Nasheet Waits. A rather special booking of a top artist. At the Blue Whale on the third level of Weller Court Plaza, south of East First Street between South Los Angeles Street and South San Pedro Street, Little Tokyo 90012; 9pm-midnight; $20; 21+; parking $5 underneath off Second Street at the sign of the P in a circle; (213) 620-0908; www.bluewhalemusic.com.
Wed. May 4 -- Mahavishnu drummer Billy Cobham, creator of the classic fusion album "Spectrum," puts on a clinic. The Garage at Los Angeles College of Music, 300 S. Fair Oaks Drive, Pasadena 91105; 8pm; (626) 568-8850; free if you RSVP here.
Thurs. May 5 -- Get yer rapping, weeping Latinate metal thud from Ill Niño. With Bobaflex, Terror Universal, 24 Thorns, Satanic Johnny. At the Whisky, 8901 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069; doors 7pm; $20; (310) 652-4202; www.whiskyagogo.com.
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