Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Brian BladeFrom NYTimes.com:

Jamie Baum Septet (Monday) The flutist Jamie Baum favors an orderly approach to composition but clears ample space for improvisation. Her septet now features the trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, the multireedist Douglas Yates, the guitarist Brad Shepik and the pianist John Escreet. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363; $15, or $10 for members and students. (Nate Chinen)

Gerald Cleaver and Black Host (Friday and Saturday) A jazz drummer of observant poise, Mr. Cleaver has been leading an intriguingly blustery new band this week: Darius Jones on alto saxophone, Brandon Seabrook on guitar, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and Cooper-Moore on piano and diddly-bow. The name of the group is Black Host, and Mr. Cleaver probably means something by it; his most recent album, “Uncle June” (Fresh Sound New Talent), filters the Great Migration through a personal lens, with a light touch but a steady hand. 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)

Dave Douglas GPS 2011 (Friday through Sunday) With “Three Views: GPS Vol. 1-3” (Greenleaf), the prolific trumpeter-composer Dave Douglas compiles three recent digital albums, each involving a different cast of collaborators. On Friday he teams up with So Percussion, the new-music ensemble, to play music from “Bad Mango.” On Saturday he leads the impressive combo from “Orange Afternoons”: Ravi Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Vijay Iyer on piano, Linda Oh on bass and E. J. Strickland on drums. And on Sunday he presents Brass Ecstasy, an aptly named ensemble, drawing from “Rare Metals.” 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, jazzstandard.net; $30, $25 on Sunday. (Chinen)

Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up (Thursday) A drummer working along jazz’s experimental fringe, Mr. Fujiwara favors a mode of playing that’s forward-driving but rarely blunt or aggressive, and never random. His working band consists of improvisers with compatible instincts: the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the guitarist Mary Halvorson, the saxophonist Brian Settles and the bassist Trevor Dunn. They’ll play music from a newly released second album, “The Air Is Different” (482Music). 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)

Jenny Scheinman, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade (Friday through Sunday) Ms. Scheinman, a violinist, has a productive relationship with Mr. Frisell, a guitarist; they share a fondness for cosmopolitan rusticity and for an unfussy devotion to melody. Joining them here is Mr. Blade, a drummer of astute sensitivity and a good catalyst in any setting. 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)

Screwgun at the Stone (Friday through Sunday, Monday through Wednesday) The first half of this month at the Stone has been programmed by Screwgun Records, a Brooklyn label with a house style defined by the scrappy intensity of its founder, the alto saxophonist Tim Berne. He leads his own band, Los Totopos, on Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. Among the other highlights: a trio featuring Chris Speed on saxophone, with the bass-drums rhythm team from the Bad Plus (Friday at 8 p.m.); a trio with the pianist Jason Moran, the bassist Mark Helias and the drummer Tom Rainey (Sunday at 8 p.m.); Central Chain, led by the pianist Matt Mitchell (Sunday at 10 p.m.); and the bassist Michael Formanek, leading the quartet from his most recent album, including Mr. Berne (Wednesday at 10 p.m.). At the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10 per set. (Chinen)

Wadada Leo Smith 70th Birthday Celebration (Thursday and next Friday) A few days ahead of his 70th birthday, the fiercely creative trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith presides over an extravagant survey of his music, featuring new music for several distinct ensembles a night. The constant is his Golden Quartet, a band with equal command of rhythm and texture. On Thursday Mr. Smith also presents Mbira, the trio with which he released his most recent album, “Dark Lady of the Sonnets” (TUM); and the premiere of “Opuntia Humifosa String Quartet #9.” At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363, roulette.org; $15, $10 for members and students. (Chinen)

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