If the avant-garde is your cup of tea, you won't want to miss saxophonist Larry Ochs and drummer Don Robinson in a duo performance at the Bop Shop. Ochs, a founder of Rova Saxophone Quartet, and Robinson, a top player on the San Francisco jazz scene, have been playing together in a variety of larger ensembles since 1991. It wasn't until two years ago that they began performing as a duo. The 22 years of playing together has paid off; Ochs and Robinson read each other with nearly telepathic sympatico. Both masters of free jazz, they don't hesitate to stretch the range of their instruments while responding to each other in the moment.
The Larry Ochs/Don Robinson Duo performs Monday, September 30, 8 p.m. at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave. $15. 271-3354, bopshop.com.