Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Tim Berne
Tim Berne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Jim Black Trio (Monday) Jim Black is known as a drummer of convulsive intensity and a bandleader rooted in the protocols of noise-rock. But on “Somatic” (Winter & Winter), his most recent album, he leads an acoustic trio much like this one, which has Teddy Klausner on piano and Chris Tordini on bass. Joining as a featured guest is the alto saxophonist Tim Berne, Mr. Black’s former bandleader in Bloodcount, a heavy-gauge fixture of the 1990s downtown scene. At 8 and 9 p.m., Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $10 cover. (Chinen)

Vijay Iyer Trio (Friday through Sunday) The standout jazz album of 2012, at least by critical consensus, was “Accelerando” (ACT), a brilliant second effort from this aerodynamic trio. Led by the pianist Vijay Iyer and featuring the bassist Stephan Crump and the drummer Marcus Gilmore, the group strikes a balance of cleverly reframed cover tunes and vertiginously propulsive originals, finding endless traction in changeable rhythm. 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)

David Virelles and Continuum (Tuesday through Feb. 3) A freethinking young Cuban pianist, Mr. Virelles released one of last year’s best and most intriguing albums: “Continuum” (Pi), an ever-shifting amalgam of ancient folklore and avant-garde protocol. Next week Mr. Virelles presents this project at the Village Vanguard, where he has worked in bands led by the saxophonists Chris Potter and Mark Turner. He’ll have the same rhythm section as on the album: the bassist Ben Street, the percussionist-poet Román Díaz, the venerable drummer Andrew Cyrille. And on Thursday only, he’ll welcome a distinguished guest: the multi-reedist and composer Henry Threadgill. 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)