Jazz Listings from the New York Times


Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz Revisited (Wednesday) Released on Atlantic in 1961, “Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation” was a sonic boom in its time, a spirited and unwieldy experiment wrapped in the language of a manifesto. Paying tribute to such a thing is both easy and impossible, and what makes this one-time attempt so fascinating is the fact that its participants aren’t known for such unruliness. In addition to the saxophonists Joe Lovano and Jaleel Shaw, the lineup includes Jeremy Pelt and Tim Hagans on trumpet, Ben Allison and Lonnie Plaxico on bass, and Billy Drummond and Matt Wilson on drums. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $25. (Chinen)

Andrew Cyrille’s 21st Century Big Band Unlimited (Thursday) Mr. Cyrille, an important engine in avant-garde jazz for roughly the last 50 years, has recently been working fruitfully with much younger musicians — like the pianist Kris Davis and the bassist Eric Revis, with whom he’ll appear at Winter Jazzfest on Friday night. But Mr. Cyrille has also continued to connect with his peers, some of whom, like the trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater and the tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, appear in his 21st Century Big Band Unlimited. A 12-piece group, it was formed to play Mr. Cyrille’s compositions, in arrangements by Mark Masters, who also conducts. At 7:30 p.m., David Rubinstein Atrium, Lincoln Center, Broadway, between 62nd and 63rd Streets, (212) 875-5350, lincolncenter.org; free. (Chinen)

Tristan Honsinger, Joe McPhee, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Chris Corsano (Monday) Open expedition, strenuous and bursting with purpose, is the likely outcome of this collective engagement by four elite and texture-minded improvisers: the cellist Tristan Honsinger, the multireedist and trumpeter Joe McPhee, the bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and the drummer Chris Corsano. At 7 p.m., Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $12. (Chinen)

Darius Jones MAE’bul Quartet (Thursday) With “Book of Mae’bul (Another Kind of Sunrise)” (Aum Fidelity), the alto saxophonist Darius Jones lobs another depth charge into the post-bop swimming pool, backed by a rhythm section featuring the pianist Matt Mitchell, who rejoins him here. (Also on deck: the bassist Sean Conly and the drummer Chad Taylor.) This show will officially break in a new space for the Jazz Gallery, an important hub that lost its old lease at the turn of the year. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Salt Space, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $15, $10 for members in the first set, $10, $5 for members in the second set. (Chinen)

Tony Malaby (Sunday) Mr. Malaby, a saxophonist given to intelligent bluster, leads three bands in succession here, each with its own glow. Tamarindo, playing at 8:30 p.m., is a trio with the bassist William Parker and the drummer Mark Ferber, committed to spontaneous actions. Novela, which performs at 10 p.m., is a dynamic larger ensemble that executes his music in arrangements by the pianist Kris Davis. And his Paloma Trio, which closes up starting at 11:15 p.m., treads post-bop terrain with the subtlest of Spanish accents, with the guitarist Ben Monder and the drummer Nasheet Waits. At Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Winter Jazzfest (Friday and Saturday) A strategic overload of jazz and improvised music, now in its ninth year, the Winter Jazzfest subsumes a pocket of Greenwich Village, with shows running simultaneously at Le Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall, Zinc Bar, the Bitter End — and, new this year, Bowery Electric and the Culture Project Theater. Highlights abound, but take note of a trio featuring the bassist Eric Revis, the pianist Kris Davis and the drummer Andrew Cyrille (Friday at 10:30 p.m. at Zinc Bar, 82 West Third Street, Greenwich Village); a special edition of Nasheet Waits’s Equality, with the pianist Vijay Iyer (Friday at midnight at Culture Project Theater, 45 Bleecker Street, near Lafayette Street, East Village); 40Twenty, featuring the drummer Vinnie Sperazza (Saturday at 8:45 p.m. at Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, at Second Street, East Village); and Merger, with Andrew D’Angelo on reeds, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Ben Street on bass and Mr. Waits on drums (1:15 a.m., technically Sunday morning, at Culture Project Theater). Starting at 6 p.m., various locations; more information is at winterjazzfest.com; $35 each day, $45 for two-day pass. (Chinen)

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