Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko originally came to prominence in a quintet with the late pianist Krzysztof Komeda, which brought a pointed, Don Cherry–like expressionism to European jazz. He returns to Birdland at the helm of his New York Quartet—with pianist David Virelles, bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Gerald Cleaver—to herald the arrival of a lovely new ECM two-CD set, Wislawa.
Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet
315 W 44th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority|
|Price:||Cover: $20–$35, plus $10 minimum for table seating; $20–$35 (includes one drink) for bar seating. Average main course: $17|