Jazz Listings From The New York Times

John Escreet
John Escreet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Darcy James Argue and Secret Society (Thursday) Led by Mr. Argue, a composer with roughly equal investment in the currency of big band jazz, post-minimalism and atmospheric indie-rock, the Secret Society has emerged as one of the signature large ensembles of our age. For this one-nighter, the group draws partly from “Brooklyn Babylon,” an album of billowing ambition but not lacking a strong center of gravity, released this year. At 9 and 11 p.m., the Jazz Gallery at Salt Space, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, (646) 494-3625, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)

Jeff Cosgrove Point of Variation Trio (Wednesday) Jeff Cosgrove, a drummer originally from Washington, D.C., favors a searching disposition in his music, and this free-improvising trio pairs him with two experts at illuminating the unknown: the bassist William Parker and the pianist Matthew Shipp. At 7 p.m., Klavierhaus Recital Hall, 211 West 58th Street, Manhattan, jeffcosgrovemusic.com/shows.html; free. (Chinen)

Amir ElSaffar (Saturday) The Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, who recently began a course of musical study in Cairo, continues his cross-cultural experiment with “Alchemy,” an album full of compositions provocatively scaled for jazz quintet. His partners are the tenor saxophonist Ole Mathisen, the pianist John Escreet, the bassist François Moutin and the drummer Dan Weiss. At 9 and 11 p.m., the Jazz Gallery at Salt Space, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, (646) 494-3625, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)

Vijay Iyer Trio (Friday through Sunday) The pianist and composer Vijay Iyer recently received a MacArthur Fellowship, an honor that presumably had something to do with his ambitious and politically engaged large-format work. But his sturdiest vehicle is still the acoustic trio, with which he has made two of his finest statements, “Historicity” and “Accelerando.” As on those recent albums, he works here with the superb drummer Marcus Gilmore; on bass is Harish Raghavan. 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; $25 and $30. (Chinen)

Marc Ribot Trio (Tuesday through Nov. 10) Marc Ribot, whose persuasively prickly guitar playing has long been a protean feature of the downtown scene, made his Village Vanguard debut as a leader with this trio last year, delivering astonishing results. His partners in the group are the bassist Henry Grimes, a survivor of the 1960s avant-garde, and the drummer Chad Taylor, who also works in the realm of experimental rock. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)