NY Times Jazz Listings for Oct. 15-21


Apex: Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green (Friday through Sunday) Mr. Mahanthappa, an alto saxophonist with a searching intelligence and an incisive instrumental voice, recently established a collaborative rapport with Mr. Green, a fellow alto player more than 35 years his senior. Apex is their resulting group and the name of their album, out on Pi Recordings; its powerful rhythm section, resurfacing here, consists of Jason Moran on piano, François Moutin on bass and Damion Reid on drums. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., with an 11:30 set on Friday and Saturday, Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan , (212) 576-2232,; $30, $25 on Sunday. (Chinen)

Michaël Attias Spun Tree Five (Tuesday) Michaël Attias, a saxophonist, has a strong sparring partner here in the trumpeter Ralph Alessi and an adaptable rhythm section in the pianist Russ Lossing, the bassist Sean Conly and the drummer Eric McPherson. The repertory seems likely to overlap slightly with that of “Twines of Colesion” (Clean Feed), Mr. Attias’s new album, on which Mr. Lossing appears. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village ,; $10. (Chinen)

Thurman Barker Sound Trio / Steve and Iqua Colson Quartet (Friday) The New York chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians presents one of its perennial concerts, featuring two ensembles led by longstanding members: the drummer Thurman Barker, whose career has spanned soul and musical theater as well as improvised music; and the husband-and-wife team of Steve Colson, a pianist, and Iqua Colson, a vocalist, who this year released an intriguing album together, “The Untarnished Dream” (Silver Sphinx). At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan ,; $30, students $15. (Chinen)

Noah Preminger Quartet (Monday) Mr. Preminger, a clear-eyed and self-assured young tenor saxophonist, presents a mixed program of Ornette Coleman music and songs from his forthcoming second album, “Before the Rain” (Palmetto); his quartet features Frank Kimbrough on keyboards, Joe Martin on bass and Matt Wilson on drums. At 10 and 11:30 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village , (212) 929-9883,; $10 cover, with a two-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Respect Sextet (Thursday) This smartly rambunctious collective has a new album, “Farcical Built for Six” (Roister), that highlights its brashly pan-stylistic approach to jazz. The group — Eli Asher on trumpet, James Hirschfeld on trombone, Josh Rutner on reeds, Red Wierenga on keyboards, Malcolm Kirby on bass and Ted Poor on drums — will be kicking off the season of the North River Music Series at Greenwich House Music School. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village , (212) 242-4770; $15, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Tyshawn Sorey Quartet (Saturday) Tyshawn Sorey can play the drums with gale-force physicality, but also a sense of scale and equipoise. He has lately been focused on composition, and here he presents a new work, “Acts,” for a quartet that includes the cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, the saxophonist Aaron Stewart and the pianist John Escreet. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063,; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)

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