Jazz Listings From The New York Times

In the Times:

MICHAEL BATES (Saturday) On his most recent album, “Clockwise” (Greenleaf), Mr. Bates, a bassist, presents a batch of resourcefully slippery compositions for this quartet, which includes several fellow searchers: the trumpeter Russ Johnson, the multireedist Quinsin Nachoff and the drummer Jeff Davis. 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. 20090422

WHIT DICKEY-ROB BROWN DUO (Monday) Mr. Dickey, a drummer, and Mr. Brown, an alto saxophonist, engage here in a rough-hewn style of free improvisation, rooted in their longstanding rapport. At 7:30 p.m., the Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side,; $10; $7 for students. (Chinen)20090422

FLOW TRIO (Friday) This free-jazz collective features Louie Belogenis on tenor saxophone, Joe Morris on bass, and Charles Downs on drums; the group has a stark but rewarding new album, “Rejuvenation” (ESP-Disk). At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; $10 per set. (Chinen)20090422

TOMAS FUJIWARA AND THE HOOK UP (Sunday) Mr. Fujiwara’s alert drumming has propelled some excellent ensembles on the new-music landscape. Here he presents his own open-ended compositions for a band with the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the saxophonist Brian Settles, the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the bassist Danton Boller. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 Fourth Avenue, at President Street, Park Slope, (718) 857-4816,; $10 (Chinen)20090422

? ZAKIR HUSSAIN (Sunday through Wednesday) Mr. Hussain, the most accomplished tabla player of his time (and probably well beyond it), has been tapped for Carnegie Hall’s Perspectives series, which means that he’ll appear in various settings next week: with the santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (on Sunday); with his aptly named group Masters of Percussion (Monday); in a trio with the banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck and the bassist Edgar Meyer (Tuesday); and, most extravagantly, on a program featuring members of Remember Shakti, an Indo-jazz fusion ensemble, and Sangam, a trio led by the tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd. Sunday through Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall; $36 to $54. Wednesday at 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall; $25 to $76;(212) 247-7800, (Chinen)20090422

AMANDA MONACO’S DEATHBLOW (Thursday) Deathblow, a project of the guitarist Amanda Monaco, has functioned in the past as a product of her rapport with the saxophonist Michaël Attias, the bassist Sean Conly and the drummer Satoshi Takeishi. Here Mr. Attias will be replaced by Briggan Krauss, and the substitution seems likely to nudge the group into abrasive territory, further justifying the name. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street, near Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 789-2762,; suggested donation, $5. (Chinen)20090422

YEAH YEAH RECORDS AND FRIENDS FESTIVAL (Friday) This monthlong series, featuring artists affiliated with the Brooklyn-based Yeah Yeah label, concludes here with sets by the baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton (at 8 p.m.); the saxophonist Matt Blotstein and the drummer Vinnie Sperrazza, leading a quintet (at 9); and the pianist Jacob Sacks and the bassist Eivind Opsvik, revisiting music from a likably cagey new album, “Two Miles a Day,” with Mat Maneri on viola and violin (at 10). I-Beam Music, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn,; $10. (Chinen)

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