Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Pheeroan akLaff live at Saalfelden 2009
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From NYTimes.com:

Karl Berger’s Stone Workshop Orchestra (Monday) Mr. Berger, the composer, conductor and former guiding spirit of the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, N.Y., has been presiding over this exploratory large ensemble every Monday night for months, with an open rehearsal at 7:15 p.m. and a performance at 9. The run is coming to an end in a few weeks, and with it the irreducible energy of this band in this space; consider yourself forewarned. At the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $20, or $10 for students and musicians. (Chinen)

Blue Moon / Oliver Lake Quartet (Friday) Blue Moon is a project of the open-minded drummer Reggie Nicholson, otherwise consisting of the trumpeter Ted Daniel, the saxophonist Gene Ghee and the bassist Michael Logan. Also appearing on this double bill, presented by the New York chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, is a quartet led by the incisive alto saxophonist Oliver Lake, with Craig Harris on trombone, Hill Green on bass and Pheeroan akLaff on drums. At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, aacm-newyork.com; $30, or $15 for students and seniors. (Chinen)

Cuneiform at the Stone (Friday through Nov. 30, except Mondays) The genre-blending ethos of Cuneiform Records, an independent label out of Silver Spring, Md., finds a regular perch this month at the Stone. Friday’s offerings are especially heavy, with the vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz blowing in from Chicago with the band Rolldown (at 8 p.m.) and the drummer John Hollenbeck leading his Claudia Quintet, augmented by the pianist Matt Mitchell and the vocalist Theo Bleckmann (at 10 p.m.). Visit the club’s Web site for a full schedule. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10 cover. (Chinen)

Carlo De Rosa’s Cross-Fade (Saturday) As on his sharp recent album, “Brain Dance” (Cuneiform), Mr. De Rosa, a bassist, features his own complex music for an ensemble of fellow searchers: Mark Shim on tenor saxophone, Vijay Iyer on piano and Tommy Crane on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Either/Orchestra (Saturday) The slinky, pentatonic music of Ethiopia has been a steadfast preoccupation of the Either/Orchestra, a big band mainly active in and around Cambridge, Mass. — and, more to the point, of the saxophonist Russ Gershon, who leads the band and who composed “The Collected Unconscious,” the Ethiopian-inspired piece featured here. At 2 p.m., Tishman Auditorium, Parsons New School for Design, 66 West 12th Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 229-5488, newschool.edu; free. (Chinen)

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (Friday) “Party Intellectuals” (Pi), released a few years ago, is the perfectly named debut of this ornery, rockish trio, with Mr. Ribot on guitar, Shahzad Ismaily on bass and Ches Smith on drums. The band has an equally convincing way with bruising thrash punk, one-chord-vamp heroics and brooding atmospherics, and in performance any groove is game for mutation. At 9 p.m., Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, at Meeker Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, union-pool.com, (718) 609-0484; $10. (Chinen)

Tattoos and Mushrooms (Wednesday) The story behind the name is anyone’s guess, but this promising collective relies on the exuberant rapport between Michael Blake, a resourceful tenor and soprano saxophonist; Steven Bernstein, a slide trumpeter and reliable cutup; Marcus Rojas, a tireless tuba player; and Kresten Osgood, a drummer of manic control. At 10 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

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