Jazz Listings From The New York Times


American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri.

American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Kris Davis (Saturday) The pianist Kris Davis has been generating nothing but interesting music in recent months, and she has a new band, Capricorn Climber, that seeks out the unexpected corners within established musical relationships. Her partners, all adept with spontaneous texture, are the violist Mat Maneri, the bassist Drew Gress and the drummer Nasheet Waits. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $20 cover, includes a drink. (Chinen)

Jeff Davis Trio and Friends (Friday) The drummer and composer Jeff Davis augments his working trio, featuring the pianist Russ Lossing and the bassist Eivind Opsvik, with a robustly inventive front line: Kirk Knuffke on cornet and Oscar Noriega on alto saxophone and bass clarinet. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $20 cover, includes a drink. (Chinen)

Dave Douglas Quintet (Friday through Sunday) The industrious trumpeter-composer Dave Douglas recently broke in a new band, making two albums on his own Greenleaf label: “Be Still,” a contemplative recasting of Protestant hymns, with vocals by Aoife O’Donovan, and “Time Travel,” a more rambunctious postbop outing, due out in a few weeks. He’ll likely draw from both releases during this engagement, during which he has turned 50. Featured are Jon Irabagon on saxophones, Matt Mitchell on piano, Linda Oh on bass and Rudy Royston on drums. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., with an 11:30 set Friday and Saturday, Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $25 to $30. (Chinen)

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble (Tuesday) The drummer and composer John Hollenbeck uses his namesake orchestra as a panoramic canvas, blending color and texture with an eye toward the sweeping view. He has a gorgeous new album, “Songs I Like a Lot” (Sunnyside), featuring his arrangements executed by the Frankfurt Radio Big Band; here he has the Large Ensemble at his disposal, along with the album’s two unerringly expressive singers, Theo Bleckmann and Kate McGarry. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $20 cover. (Chinen)

Honey Ear Trio (Thursday) “Steampunk Serenade” (Foxhaven) is the sure-footed recent debut by this trio, an adventurous but grounded collective with Erik Lawrence on saxophones, Rene Hart on bass and electronics and Allison Miller on drums. For this one-nighter Mr. Lawrence will have a worthy substitute, Jeff Lederer. At 8 p.m., Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $10 cover. (Chinen)

Randy Ingram Quartet (Tuesday) A young pianist drawn to contemporary harmony and a sleek rhythmic sensibility, Randy Ingram convenes the same musicians who appear on his forthcoming second album: the guitarist Mike Moreno, the bassist Joe Martin and the drummer Jochen Rueckert. From 7 to 9 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village, (212) 929-9883, 55bar.com; no cover, with a two-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Darius Jones’s Man’ish Boy/Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch (Sunday) Drawing from his 2009 debut album, “Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)” (Aum Fidelity), Mr. Jones, an explosive alto saxophonist, leads a trio with Cooper-Moore on piano and Jason Nazary on drums. The other half of this double bill will feature Ms. Mezzacappa, a bassist, leading a band with Matt Nelson on tenor saxophone, John Finkbeiner on guitar and Vijay Anderson on drums. At 8 p.m., Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $12. (Chinen)

Matthew Shipp Residency (Tuesday through April 7) A restive and probing pianist, Matthew Shipp works in several settings next week, including his trio with the bassist Michael Bisio and the drummer Whit Dickey (Tuesday and next Friday and Saturday); and improvised duos on Wednesday with the saxophonists Ivo Perelman (first set) and Darius Jones (second set). At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10 for each set. (Chinen)

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