Jazz Listings From the New York Times

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Jon Irabagon Quintet (Thursday) Jon Irabagon is a saxophonist often given to mock-heroic overspill in his improvising, though that isn’t the result of any limitations. In this new band he opts for a more arranged, more orderly ideal of postbop interplay, with intelligent collaborators: the trumpeter Ralph Alessi, the pianist Jacob Sacks, the bassist John Hébert and the drummer Mike Pride. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Hafez Modirzadeh ‘Post-Chromodality’ (Thursday) Hafez Modirzadeh, a tenor saxophonist and musicologist versed in the Persian modal system of dastgah, has often spoken of a chromodal musical ideal; here he seems intent on somehow pushing past it. His partners are the trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, the pianist Vijay Iyer, the bassist Ken Filiano and the drummer Royal Hartigan. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $15, or $10 for members in the first set; $10, or $5 for members in the second set. (Chinen)

Jesse Stacken and Kirk Knuffke (Sunday) Mr. Stacken, a pianist, and Mr. Knuffke, a cornetist, have ample experience working as a duo; this appearance is timed to usher in the release of “Orange Was the Color” (Steeplechase), their new album, featuring compact but searching readings of songs by Charles Mingus. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

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