I’m no percussionologist, but if Dave King of the Bad Plus (and many other bands) isn’t the greatest drummer alive, I wanna know who is. King is an esoteric jazz-head who appreciates pop, understands that improv is work (not just noodling), and knows that any great enterprise depends on people caring more about it than themselves. (Plus, he’s a charmingly happy guy.) King for Two Days hovers around a two-day concert at the Walker Art Center. The music is genius, the personalities are winning, and one attempt to play Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” in 4/4 time is a truly comical/magical moment. (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St, www.grandillusioncinema.org, 9 pm, $8)

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