Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Trevor Dunn live at Saalfelden 2009 I...

From NYTimes.com:

The Free Spirit (Wednesday) What binds the musicians in this collective — Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Brandon Seabrook on guitar, Trevor Dunn on bass and Oscar Noriega (usually a clarinetist) on drums — is a fierce commitment to the real-time unfolding moment, along with a dogged curiosity about texture and dynamic effect. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10 cover. (Chinen)

Open Loose (Saturday) A rough-and-tumble trio made up of intelligent searchers — the bassist Mark Helias, the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, the drummer Tom Rainey — Open Loose is celebrating the release of a new album, “Explicit: Live at the Sunset” (Merge), that gives some indication of the energies sure to be expended here. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Respect Sextet (Friday) This mischievous and technically accomplished post-bop combo sends its sleigh caroming down the road less traveled on “Respect in Yule” (Mode), a sharp new holiday album. Along with fare like “Suddenly It’s Christmas,” by Loudon Wainwright III, and “The Lamb,” by the British composer John Tavener, the band delivers a keening pair of Hanukkah songs, and soulful readings of lesser-known Christmas tunes by Thelonious Monk and Sun Ra. At 7:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village, (212) 967-7555, joespub.com; $12 in advance, $15 at the door. (Chinen)