[ jazz ]
Unlike the propulsive aggression of his trio Inzinzac, French-born, Philly-based guitarist Alban Bailly's new quartet Yapp focuses on intricate, labyrinthine melodies, inspiring exploration rather than combustion. The band features tenor saxophonist Bryan Rogers and bassist Matt Engle, longtime collaborators in the bands Shot x Shot, Feeler Gauge and the Scriptors, and drummer Dave Flaherty. Bailly's compositions rely on the play between his slippery guitar and Rogers' supple tenor, supported by a dexterous rhythmic spine. This performance inaugurates a new bi-monthly series, Rip Rig (wisely downplaying the expectations of Panic), the latest attempt by the city's jazz scene to make a home for itself.
Sun., June 3, 8 p.m., $7, with Mike Gamble and Modern Music, Café Clave, 4305 Locust St., 215-386-3436, riprig.com.