REGGIE QUINERLY at Smoke (May 31, 7, 9 and 10:30 p.m.). It’s rare enough to see a straight-ahead drummer writing a full album’s worth of original material. Rarer still to see the same drummer putting lyrics to those songs, and arriving at the sort of idiomatic hybrid — musical theater, soul, chamber music, 1970s pop, midcentury jazz — that Mr. Quinerly has achieved on his new album, “Words to Love.” He will perform selections from that album at this show, joined by the vocalists Melanie Charles and Milton Suggs, the alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, the pianist Sullivan Fortner and the bassist Ben Wolfe.
GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO, The New York Times
(A version of this article appears in print on May 25, 2018, on Page C20 of the New York edition.)