Jazz Listings from the New York Times

From the Times.

THE BAD PLUS (Tuesday) The curious agenda of this staunchly cohesive trio feels even curiouser on “For All I Care” (Do the Math/Heads Up), the first Bad Plus album to feature a vocalist, Wendy Lewis. Before embarking on a European tour, the full cohort stops here for a belated album-release concert, featuring Ms. Lewis on such disparate fare as “Lithium” (Nirvana) and “Barracuda” (Heart). At 9 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, near the Bowery, Lower East Side, (212) 533-2111,; $25. (Chinen)

MARY HALVORSON TRIO (Friday) Last year the guitarist Mary Halvorson released “Dragon’s Head” (Firehouse 12), a brambly but engaging debut featuring her own compositions for a trio with the bassist John Hebert and the drummer Ches Smith. It was one of the standout jazz albums of 2008, partly because it felt so utterly of its moment. Ms. Halvorson will draw again from that material here, but she’ll also introduce some new music and feature a couple of guests, the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and the alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo, (212) 219-8242,; $15 at the door; $10 for members and students. (Chinen)

CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO (Thursday) “Baboon Strength” (Spire Artist Media), the new release from the guitarist Charlie Hunter, reflects his fruitful preoccupation with groove and introduces a tight new trio with the keyboardist Erik Deutsch and the drummer Tony Mason. This album-release gig will also feature Eric Biondo on trumpet and Cochemea Gastelum on baritone saxophone. At 8:30 p.m., Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan Street, Greenwich Village,; $18 advance, $20 door. (Chinen)

A LOVE SUPREME (Saturday) John Coltrane’s most beloved album receives a spirited interpretation, courtesy of Exuberance, a group consisting of the trumpeter Roy Campbell, the tenor saxophonist Louie Belogenis, the drummer Michael Wimberly and the bassist Hilliard Greene. Joining this worshipful effort are the pianist Andrew Bemkey and the vocalist Beth Anne Hatton. At 8 p.m., Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East Seventh Street, East Village, (212) 477-0666,; $15. (Chinen)

OPEN LOOSE (Friday) Together with the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby and the drummer Tom Rainey, Mark Helias, a bassist and composer, walks a line between form and freedom, confirming that there can be rigor in both. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

JESSE STACKEN TRIO (Thursday) On “That That” (Fresh Sound New Talent), the pianist Jesse Stacken presents a program of original pieces showcasing his slippery rapport with the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Jeff Davis, who rejoin him here. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo, (212) 219-8242,; $15 at the door; $10 for members and students. (Chinen)

VISION COLLABORATION NIGHTS (Wednesday and Thursday) The Vision Festival unfurls one of its perennial off-season satellite series, dealing explicitly with movement. This first night of festivities features several dancers and more than a few musicians, including the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, leading Tamarindo, a trio with William Parker on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums. The second night features the violinist Jason Kao Hwang, among others. (Through Feb. 21.) At 7:30 p.m., Living Theater, 21 Clinton Street, Lower East Side, (212) 254-5420,; $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $15 students. (Chinen)

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