Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Erik Friedlander at Joe's Pub, 7/17/07.

From NYTimes.com:

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (Wednesday) “Shadow Man” (ECM) is the second album by Snakeoil, an investigative chamber-improv group led by the alto saxophonist Tim Berne, and featuring Oscar Noriega on clarinets, Matt Mitchell on piano and Ches Smith on drums and percussion. As with the group’s self-titled 2012 debut, this follow-up is a terrific showcase for Mr. Berne’s precisely gnarled ensemble writing, which demands an elevated level of rapport. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $20. (Chinen)

Erik Friedlander at the Stone (Tuesday through Oct. 20) Mr. Friedlander is a cellist with a soulful and expressive style, and he has done uniformly strong work in recent years. His weeklong residency at the Stone will begin on Tuesday with two solo cello sets, drawing respectively from “Block Ice & Propane,” an album inspired by the road trips of his childhood (at 8 p.m.), and “Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8” (at 10 p.m.). with pieces by a frequent collaborator, John Zorn. On Wednesday at 8 p.m. Mr. Friedlander will draw from a deeply personal new album, “Claws & Wings,” dedicated to the memory of his wife of 22 years, Lynn, who died in 2011. And, with his partners in the springy Broken Arm Trio, each of Thursday’s sets will celebrate the legacy of Oscar Pettiford. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Mark Helias and Michael Formanek (Saturday) Mr. Helias and Mr. Formanek are bassists with a few things in common, including a knack for robust physicality and a taste for destabilized authority. In this concert, presented by the Sound It Out series, each will play a half-hour solo set — with the order determined by the flip of a coin — followed by an exploratory duo improvisation. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, (212) 242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $12 for students. (Chinen)

Russ Lossing’s Three Part Invention (Wednesday) Mr. Lossing, a pianist and composer with a tireless work ethic and a fondness for reconciling mystery with concision, presents a new book of music for chamber trio, enlisting partners well suited to the task: the trumpeter Ralph Alessi and the bassist Mark Helias. At 8 p.m., IBeam, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com; suggested donation, $10. (Chinen)