Jazz Listings from the New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

DARCY JAMES ARGUE’S SECRET SOCIETY (Saturday) “Infernal Machines” (New Amsterdam), one of the most celebrated jazz releases of 2009, was the debut of this ultramodern big band, led by Mr. Argue, an indefatigable young composer. Girded with indie-rock textures and a generous sense of drama, it still captures only part of what the group can pull off in performance. At 8 p.m., Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, at Water Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, (718) 222-8500, galapagosartspace.com; $15. (Chinen)

ELLERY ESKELIN TRIO (Saturday) Ellery Eskelin is a tenor saxophonist drawn to rhythmic tumult and tonal friction, though he also has his soulful side. He plays a fully improvised set here, with two new partners: Erik Deutsch on organ and Allison Miller on drums. At 9 p.m., Brecht Forum, 451 West Street, between Bank and Bethune Streets, West Village, (212) 242-4201, brechtforum.org; $10. (Chinen)

MARY HALVORSON TRIO (Thursday) The guitarist Mary Halvorson, a calmly prickly and increasingly prominent presence on the avant-garde landscape, leads a working trio with John Hébert on bass and Ches Smith on drums; their repertory will include new music as well as pieces from “Dragon’s Head” (Firehouse 12), Ms. Halvorson’s superb 2008 debut. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org. First set: $15; $10 for members. Second set: $10; $5 for members. (Chinen)

OPEN LOOSE (Saturday) 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 Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

MARC RIBOT TRIO (Monday) Marc Ribot, whose jangly electric guitar has long been a protean presence on the downtown scene, leads a trio previously at the core of Spiritual Unity, his tribute to the free-jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler. The bassist is Henry Grimes, a veteran of the Ayler-era avant-garde; the drummer is Chad Taylor, who also works more than credibly in the realm of experimental rock. At 9 p.m., Rose Live Music, 345 Grand Street, near Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, roselivemusic.com; $12 cover. (Chinen)

PHAROAH SANDERS QUARTET (Friday through Sunday) The tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, one of the most significant survivors of 1960s free jazz, has never stopped imbuing his performances with the tone of a spiritual quest. His supportive quartet includes William Henderson on piano, Nat Reeves on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, (212) 581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; cover, $30 and $40, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

TOMASZ STANKO NEW QUINTET (Tuesday through Thursday) The Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko is one of Europe’s most heralded jazz musicians, and he has earned his accolades with an intimate and haunted style. His new album, “Dark Eyes” (ECM), features the same new group appearing here, with Jakob Bro on guitar, Alexi Tuomarila on piano, Anders Christensen on bass and Olavi Louhivuori on drums. (Through April 17.) At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, (212) 581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; $30 and $40, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

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