Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Willem Breuker Kollektief (Thursday) Willem Breuker, who died in 2010, was a Dutch composer and multireedist whose jump-cut style and theatrical panache made him a contrarian hero of European jazz. His long-running signature band, the Kollektief, is now carrying on his legacy with an American tour bearing the handle “Willem Breuker: 45 Years Composing His World.” At 8 p.m., Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $15. (Chinen)

Denver General (Monday) Led by the texture-aware drummer Jeff Davis, this intrepid trio — with Kirk Knuffke on cornet and Jonathan Goldberger on guitar — plays an 8:30 p.m. set as part of the Radio Zero series at Sycamore. Playing the 9:30 p.m. set is Denial & Error, a group led by the drummer Kate Pittman and featuring Josh Reed on trumpet, Landon Knoblock on Fender Rhodes piano and Adam Hopkins on bass. At Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, (347) 240-5850, facebook.com/radiozeroseries, sycamorebrooklyn.com; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)

Festival of New Trumpet Music (Sunday through Oct. 7) Now in its 10th season, this festival enters its home stretch on Sunday with a concert by yMusic (at 7 p.m.) and No BS! Brass Band (at 8 p.m.) at Rockwood Music Hall. Then the action shifts to the Jazz Standard for four nights, beginning on Thursday, with the Jack Walrath Quintet, featuring Abraham Burton on tenor and soprano saxophones, George Burton on piano, Joe Martin on bass and Donald Edwards on drums. A full schedule is at fontmusic.org. Sunday at 7 p.m., Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, Lower East Side, (212) 477-4155, rockwoodmusichall.com; $15, with a one-drink minimum for each set. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $25 cover. (Chinen)

Michael Formanek Group (Tuesday and Wednesday) “Small Places” is the excellent second ECM release by Michael Formanek, a bassist and composer drawn to complex structures and slippery evasions. The album features the same hyper-acute working ensemble featured here for this brief engagement, with Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Craig Taborn on piano and Gerald Cleaver on drums. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $20 cover. (Chinen)

Mario Pavone (Saturday) Mr. Pavone, a bassist of experimental temperament, will play in four different ensembles in this one-nighter, building each on the foundation of his rapport with the expressive young drummer Tyshawn Sorey. The other musicians involved in this multipart array are the alto saxophonists Mike Dirubbo and Pete Robbins, the guitarist Michael Musillami and the pianist Craig Hartley. 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)

Skirl Records Festival (Monday) Skirl, a Brooklyn label run by the saxophonist and clarinetist Chris Speed, gives itself a party next week, with five separate sets of music. Three of those — by the Ben Holmes Quartet, the Clarinets and Anthony Burr — are timed to usher in or preview new releases. Then there’s H-Alpha — an enthusiastically spiky project of the saxophonist Briggan Krauss, with Ikue Mori on electronics and Jim Black on drums — and a duo consisting of Mr. Speed and the drummer Dave King. At 8 p.m., Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $20. (Chinen)

Jesse Stacken / 40twenty (Thursday) Mr. Stacken, a pianist and composer, applies an obsessive conceptual rigor to his new album, “Bagatelles for Trio” (Fresh Sound New Talent), which negotiates a balance between classical form and jazz improvisation. He works here with the saxophonist Tony Malaby, the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Tom Rainey, in a 10 p.m. set full of his own music. Playing an earlier set, at 8:30 p.m., is 40twenty, a pliable collective — the pianist Jacob Sacks, the trombonist Jacob Garchik, the bassist Dave Ambrosio and the drummer Vinnie Sperrazza — that gets its name from an old-fashioned jazz-club work schedule. At I-Beam Music, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, jessestacken.com, ibeambrooklyn.com; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid (Saturday) Mr. Threadgill, a penetrating saxophonist, flutist and composer, has long been a maestro of unconventional timbres, bristling counterpoint and tough but slippery rhythms. Zooid, his flagship for more than a decade, features the guitarist Liberty Ellman, the tuba and trombone player Jose Davila, the acoustic bass guitarist Stomu Takeishi and the drummer Elliot Humberto Kavee. A cellist, Christopher Hoffman, was recently added to the roster, with welcome results: consult the fine new album, “Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp” (Pi), from which this one-nighter seems likely to pull. At 8 and 10 p.m., Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway, at 51st Street, (212) 582-2121, theiridium.com; $30 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)