From the Times.
ELLERY ESKELIN TRIO (Sunday) Ellery Eskelin is a tenor saxophonist drawn to rhythmic tumult and tonal friction, though he also has his soulful side. He has a long rapport with Jim Black, who plays drums here; the organist Jamie Saft fills in the middle space, doubling as an adhesive agent and a counterfoil. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)
FREESTYLE MUSIC SERIES (Wednesday) This admirably low-fi series is back from hiatus, having found a new space for its scrabbling inventions. Dee Pop, the series organizer, plays drums in Radio I-Ching at 9 p.m. Also on board are the bluegrass duo Uncle Monk, with Tommy Ramone and Claudia Tienan (at 8 p.m.); Gods & Monsters, a project of the guitarist Gary Lucas (at 10); and the Love Dogs, a Middle Eastern-tinged group led by the multi-instrumentalist Tom Chess (at 11). At Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, (212) 253-0036, cake-shop.com; $7. (Chinen)
IDEAL BREAD (Sunday) The music of the soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, who died in 2004, provides a prism through which this group views postwar jazz innovation; a strong idea, both practically and conceptually. Along with the baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton, the lineup includes Kirk Knuffke on trumpet, Reuben Radding on bass and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. At 9 p.m., Alphabeta, 70 Greenpoint Avenue, near Franklin Street, Brooklyn, (718) 383-4444, alphabetanyc.com; $5. (Chinen)
JON IRABAGON (Monday) Mr. Irabagon, an energetic young alto saxophonist, has had a big year: last month, in addition to appearing on “This Is Our Moosic” (Hot Cup), the latest salvo by Mostly Other People Do the Killing, he took first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. For this concert, partly organized by the Thelonious Monk Institute, he draws from “Outright!” (Innova), his strong debut as a leader, released in May. At 7 p.m., TriBeCa Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, (212) 220-1460, tribecapac.org; $25; $15 for students. (Chinen)
MALABY-SANCHEZ-RAINEY TRIO (Friday) A collective trio that treads a middle ground between lyricism and abstraction, with Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Angelica Sanchez on piano and Tom Rainey on drums. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; cover, $10.