Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From the Times:

HARRIS EISENSTADT/NATE WOOLEY (Saturday) Mr. Eisenstadt, a restlessly creative drummer, will be leading a promising new chamber group, Woodblock Prints, every Saturday this month. For this first installment he shares the bill with Mr. Wooley, a sharp trumpeter in whose trio he also plays. At 9 and 10 p.m., I-Beam Music, 168 Seventh Street, between Second and Third Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn,; suggested donation, $10. (Chinen)20090305

GERRY HEMINGWAY QUARTET (Friday) Texture is more of a priority than tempo in Gerry Hemingway’s drumming, and his compositions reveal a fruitful fascination with polytonality. He works here with three longtime collaborators: the trumpeter Herb Robertson, the tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and the bassist Kermit Driscoll. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)20090305

ADAM KOLKER QUARTET (Sunday) On “Flag Day” (Sunnyside), his most recent album, the saxophonist Adam Kolker seeks out a spirit of elevated modernity, with an ensemble anchored by the bassist John Hebert. He does the same here, welcoming to the equation the responsive drummer Gerry Hemingway and the fluid guitarist Ben Monder. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)20090305

? OLIVER LAKE AND VIJAY IYER (Friday) Mr. Lake, a veteran alto saxophonist with a penetrating tone, teams up with Mr. Iyer, a pianist with a complex understanding of rhythm. They represent two generations of the avant-garde, but that should merely be understood as different positions along a continuum. At 7:30 p.m., Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400,; $30 on the day of the concert; $25 in advance; $20 for members. (Chinen)20090305

THE THIRTEENTH ASSEMBLY (Wednesday) This collective — the guitarist Mary Halvorson, the cellist Jessica Pavone, the cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and the drummer Tomas Fujiwara — has a new album, “(un)sentimental” (Important), that irons a noisy new wrinkle in the upstart avant-garde. In performance, the group seems inclined to draw from the album, but also diverge from it in whatever ways feel useful. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

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