Jazz Listings from the New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Lotte Anker (Wednesday) Ms. Anker, a Danish saxophonist drawn to abrasive texture and searching polytonality, appears in a trio well-traveled in Europe and documented on several albums. Her partners are American, with deep history together: the pianist Craig Taborn and the drummer Gerald Cleaver. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10. (Chinen)

Scott Colley Trio (Tuesday) Scott Colley, a bassist of sturdy versatility, has worked often with the saxophonist Chris Potter over the years, occasionally in a trio with a drummer. This trio features the drummer Antonio Sanchez, a regular partner for both of them and a creative force equal to the task. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $20. (Chinen)

Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio (Thursday) Mr. Crump, a bassist, makes the most of a two-guitar frontline in his Rosetta Trio, with Liberty Ellman on nylon-stringed acoustic and Jamie Fox on electric. The group’s recent album, “Reclamation” (Sunnyside), is a collection of intimate, engrossing originals likely to crop up again here. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Darius Jones Quartet (Monday) The alto saxophonist Darius Jones favors a robust and personal take on post-1960s free jazz, working here with a smartly adaptable rhythm section featuring Matt Mitchell on piano, Trevor Dunn on bass and Ches Smith on drums. At 8:30 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10. (Chinen)

The Microscopic Septet (Tuesday) This reliably puckish septet — still led by its founders, the soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston and the pianist Joel Forrester — recently released a breezy but insightful tribute to Thelonious Monk, “Friday the Thirteenth: The Micros Play Monk” (Cuneiform). Revisiting the premise here, the band will also toss in some of its own material, which has always had a Monkish cast. Three sets beginning at 7 p.m., Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 545-8000, gershwinhotel.com; $20 at the door. (Chinen)

Paul Motian’s New Trio (Friday through Sunday) Mr. Motian, the incorrigibly cryptic drummer and composer, holds court in the Village Vanguard a few times a year, usually with some version of a working band. The title of this trio, with Jerome Sabbagh on saxophones and Ben Monder on guitar, should clue you in: It’s a new proposition, a blank slate. There is, however, a shred of precedent — in Mr. Sabbagh’s recent gigs featuring the same personnel and, perhaps, in the glorious band Mr. Motian has led for many years, featuring a different saxophonist (Joe Lovano) and guitarist (Bill Frisell). There is, of course, only one way to find out. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

David Virelles and Continuum (Wednesday) An up-and-coming, free-thinking Cuban pianist heard recently in excellent form with Steve Coleman and Five Elements, David Virelles steps forward as a bandleader with Continuum. The group isn’t idly named: its other members here are the drummer Andrew Cyrille, a veteran of the avant-garde now in his 70s, and the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, another sharp young member of Mr. Coleman’s entourage. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $15, $10 for members in the first set; $10, $5 for members in the second set. (Chinen)

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