Jazz Listings From The New York Times


Tim Berne

Cover of Tim Berne

From NYTimes.com:

Jeff Davis Trio (Saturday) The exploratory, texture-minded drummer and composer Jeff Davis made the spirited new “Dragon Father” live at Cornelia Street Café, where he’s returning for its album-release celebration this weekend. Joining him once again are the cornetist Kirk Knuffke, the alto saxophonist and clarinetist Oscar Noriega, the pianist Russ Lossing and the bassist Eivind Opsvik. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Erik Friedlander’s Bonebridge (Thursday) On his smartly springy new album, “Nighthawks,” the cellist Erik Friedlander presents a new book of material for his Bonebridge band, with the guitarist Doug Wamble, the bassist Trevor Dunn and the drummer Michael Sarin. This show will likewise feature Mr. Friedlander’s pizzicato technique, which creates the impression of an earthy fluency, and some tunes inspired by the Hopperesque mood of a recent New York City blackout. At 7:30 p.m., SubCulture: Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker Street, near Lafayette Street, East Village, 212-533-5470, subculturenewyork.com; $15 in advance, $20 day of show. (Chinen)

Matt Mitchell and Ches Smith (Tuesday) Last fall Matt Mitchell, a hyperacute pianist heard to great effect in bands led by Tim Berne and Dave Douglas, released “Fiction,” an album of self-invented études, often harrowingly complex, played in coordination with Ches Smith, the drummer in Mr. Berne’s quartet. A similar book of music will come into play during this 10:30 p.m. duo performance, part of the Konceptions series. (A preceding set, at 9 p.m., will feature the saxophonist Louie Belogenis, the pianist Roberta Piket and the drummer Billy Mintz.) At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Korzo, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, konceptionsmusicseries.wordpress.com; $10 suggested donation, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Marc Ribot (Friday) As a centerpiece of this spring’s Undead Music series, Mr. Ribot, the flinty and endlessly inventive guitarist, has been playing in a range of settings over the past week. The run concludes on Friday, when he’ll convene Los Cubanos Postizos, his beloved retro Cuban band. At 6:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $25. (Chinen)

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