Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Guillermo Klein, moers festival 2009
English: Guillermo Klein, moers festival 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Downtown Music Gallery’s 21st Anniversary Show (Friday) Downtown Music Gallery, an essential avant-garde record store, celebrates its legal age with an amiable collision of temperaments, featuring the unlikely pairing of the guitarists Nels Cline and Julian Lage; and Kalabalik, a free-improvising collective made up of the guitarists Raoul Bjorkenheim and Anders Nilsson and the drummer Gerald Cleaver. (The occasion doubles as a party for Kalabalik’s self-titled debut on DMG ARC, recorded live at the Downtown Music Gallery last year.) At 6 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $20 in advance, $20 on day of the show. (Chinen)

Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers (Friday through Sunday) Mr. Frisell, a guitarist inexorably drawn to the rustic byways of American music, recently released the album “Beautiful Dreamers” (Savoy), featuring a springy trio with the violist Eyvind Kang and the drummer Rudy Royston. 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)

Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos (Tuesday through June 3) The pianist and large-ensemble composer Guillermo Klein has a new album, “Carrera” (Sunnyside), that reflects his recent state of mind on returning to Buenos Aires after a long stretch in Barcelona. He draws from the album here with his flagship band, stocked with improvisers from multiple coordinates, including the trumpeters Taylor Haskins and Richard Nant and the saxophonists Chris Cheek, Bill McHenry and Miguel Zenón. 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)

Matana Roberts (Friday) Ms. Roberts, an alto saxophonist of probing insight, leads a flexible and responsive ensemble in this second of three performances at the Jazz Gallery, as part of an extended residency. Her band mates are the guitarist Liberty Ellman, the bassist Kevin Tkacz and the drummer Ches Smith. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)