Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

The Bad Plus (Friday through Sunday) Since forming just over a decade ago, this acoustic power trio — Reid Anderson on bass, Ethan Iverson on piano, David King on drums — has been known for its canny twists on the pop repertory, though the group has also developed an impressive book of original tunes, with each member pitching in. The band seems likely to draw here from “Made Possible,” its forthcoming eighth studio album, which makes this engagement a sneak preview for some typically brave new material. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212) 475-8592 bluenote.net; $25 cover at tables, $15 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)

Barbès Turns 10 (Tuesday through May 6) On May Day 2002, a couple of French expatriates opened Barbès, a cozy, neighborly bar in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, and began booking a cosmopolitan array of music, from Afropop to Gypsy swing. Next week the place celebrates its anniversary with a crowded parade of regulars, including the bands Endangered Blood, One Ring Zero, Las Rubias del Norte and the Mandingo Ambassadors; the klezmer-literate clarinetists Andy Statman and Matt Darriau; and Slavic Soul Party, which has a new album, “NY Underground Tapes,” on Barbès Records. For a lineup, visit barbesbrooklyn.com. At Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10. (Chinen)

Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra (Tuesday) Mr. Berger, the composer, conductor and former guiding spirit of the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, N.Y., presides over this loosely defined large ensemble, made up of open-minded improvisers like the multireedist Peter Apfelbaum and the drummer Warren Smith. This performance is part of a series, on alternate Tuesdays through May 15, in which the musicians workshop ideas during a 7:30 p.m. open rehearsal, followed by a proper 9 p.m. performance. At Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $20 for workshop and performance ($15 for members and students) and $15 for performance only ($10 for members and students). (Chinen)

40twenty / Jesse Stacken (Thursday) The drummer Vinnie Sperrazza is the driving force behind 40twenty, which gets its name from an old-fashioned jazz-club work schedule: 40-minute sets, with 20-minute breaks. Along with his partners — the pianist Jacob Sacks, the trombonist Jacob Garchik and the bassist Dave Ambrosio — Mr. Sperrazza plays just one set here, at 10 p.m. A preceding set at 8:30 will feature Mr. Stacken, a pianist who has spent the last two years recording hourlong solo improvisations at regular intervals, in a project culminating here. At I-Beam Music, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)

Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up (Friday) A drummer working along jazz’s experimental fringe, Mr. Fujiwara favors a mode of playing that’s forward-leaning but rarely blunt or aggressive, and never random. He’s celebrating the release of “The Air Is Different” (482 Music), his strong second album with this band, which features the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the guitarist Mary Halvorson, the saxophonist Brian Settles and the bassist Trevor Dunn; the only substitution here is Michael Formanek, in for Mr. Dunn. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $25 cover, includes one drink. (Chinen)

Henry Grimes’s Sublime Communication Trio (Wednesday) Mr. Grimes, a long-lost, load-bearing pillar of the 1960s avant-garde, plays bass and violin and reads poetry in his Sublime Communication Trio, a free-jazz group formed in 2004, featuring the multireedist Andrew Lamb and the drummer Newman Taylor Baker. At 7:30 p.m., Zurcher Studio, 33 Bleecker Street, NoHo, (212) 777-0790, galeriezurcher.com; $20, $15 for those with low-income. (Chinen)

Mat Maneri Quintet (Saturday) Mat Maneri, a violist with an elastic approach to pulse and pitch, leads a chamberlike band with Oscar Noriega on alto saxophone and bass clarinet; Kris Davis on piano; Garth Stevenson on bass; and Randy Peterson on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $25 cover, includes one drink. (Chinen)

Thumbscrew (Sunday) This promising collective — with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Michael Formanek on bass and Tomas Fujiwara on drums — made its official debut last month, after working together in the rhythm section of another band. Textural experimentation is one likely outcome of many, given the broad interests of its members, who all contribute original music. At 8 p.m., Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, (347) 240-5850, sycamorebrooklyn.com; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)