John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble with Uri Caine | Sunday, Quad Stage @ 11:20 am | Hollenbeck occasionally gets to town with his Claudia Quintet, but his Large Ensemble is another matter entirely — a big canvas of morphing rhythms and sliding tonalities. He teams up with polymath keyboardist Uri Caine.
Miguel Zenón & Guillermo Klein | Sunday, Harbor Stage @12:45 pm | Zenón is a MacArthur Fellow young alto saxophonist and composer and Klein is a brilliant big-band arranger. Together they’re presenting Zenón’s “Puerto Rican Songbook” with a large ensemble.
Avishai Cohen’s Treveni with Anat Cohen | Sunday, Harbor Stage @ 2:20 pm | Not to be confused with the bassist of the same name, trumpeter Avishai Cohen makes exploratory jazz that mixes Israeli dreams with Charles Mingus’s New York grit. He’s joined by his sister Anat — an accomplished reed player and rising star who, along with Esperanza Spalding, is one of the younger players to have won the heart of Newport impresario George Wein.
Ravi Coltrane Quartet | Sunday, Harbor Stage @ 3:50 pm | Son of one of a handful of the most influential artists in the music, Ravi has proved worthy of his father’s legacy by steadfastly pursuing his own muse. His brainy, textured compositions and playing are never less than compelling. He follows up his quartet by performing on the Harbor Stage at 5 pm with Steve Coleman and Miguel Zénon.
Charles Lloyd’s Sangam with Zakir Hussain | Sunday, Fort Stage @ 4 pm | Saxophonist and flutist, Lloyd, 73, had rock-star popularity in the ’60s, disappeared for a while, and then reemerged in the ’90s on the ECM label as a true master, both of his horn and of the relaxed intensity of spontaneous improvisation. His Boston trips are usually with a young quartet. At Newport, he and the great Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain team up in their ongoing Sangam project.
Apex: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green | Sunday, Quad Stage, 5:20 pm | Young Indian-American alto saxophonist and composer Mahanthappa is known for his Indo-jazz explorations and for progressive abstractions in his collaborations with pianist Vijay Iyer. In Apex, Mahanthappa has teamed up with the equally progressive altoist Bunky Green, who, since the ‘60s had focused his career mostly on teaching and sticking close to Chicago. This should be a rousing summit meeting.