Jazz Listings from the New York Times

In the Times:

IN THE SPIRIT OF DON CHERRY (Friday) Don Cherry, who died in 1995, was one of the most broadminded trumpeters in jazz, an early champion of both free improvisation and the commingling of global folk forms. In this tribute the spark of his compositions falls to an ensemble that includes the cornetist Graham Haynes, the tuba player Bob Stewart, the multireedist Peter Apfelbaum and the bassist Mark Helias; some of the works will receive vocal performances, with lyrics by Ingrid Sertso. At 7:30 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400,; $30; $25 for students and children; $20 for members. (Chinen)

GERALD CLEAVER, WILLIAM PARKER, CRAIG TABORN (Friday) On their deeply restrained new album — “Farmers By Nature” (Aum Fidelity), recorded live at the Stone last year — these three musicians interrogate one another with patience and poise. Mr. Cleaver, a drummer, and Mr. Parker, a bassist, both resist the easy pull of tempo; Mr. Taborn, on piano, filters every melodic urge through a fractured prism. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

FREESTYLE MUSIC SERIES (Wednesday) This avant-garde concert series, which has cycled through a few locations in recent years, settles for the moment at Cake Shop, one Wednesday night a month. Its first new installment includes the Hanuman Sextet, which includes the saxophonist Andy Haas (at 9 p.m.); the bumptious electro-acoustic bands Sediment Club (at 9:45) and Brown Wing Overdrive (at 10:30); and Mostly Others Do the Killing, a crackling free-bop quartet led by the bassist Moppa Elliott (at 11). At Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, near Stanton Street, Lower East Side, (212) 253-0036,; $8. (Chinen)

VIJAY IYER TRIO (Sunday) A pianist-composer given to restive energies and rhythmic conundrums, Mr. Iyer leads his responsively supple trio, with Stephan Crump on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

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