Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010
English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Rez Abbasi Quartet (Saturday) Born in Pakistan but raised in California, and a New Yorker since the early 1990s, Mr. Abbasi has fashioned a career out of contemporary fusions, with keen insight and fleet technique. This band puts him in fine company, alongside the saxophonist Mark Shim, the bassist Stephan Crump and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. 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. (Nate Chinen)

Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet (Saturday) “Big Sur,” the winningly melodic recent album by the guitarist Bill Frisell, is about the rugged sweep of California coast that runs south of the Monterey Peninsula, with a sound that often courts the majestic. Like the album, this concert will feature the violist Eyvind Kang, the violinist Jenny Scheinman, the cellist Hank Roberts and the drummer Rudy Royston — musicians with a strong feeling for Mr. Frisell’s language. At 6:30 and 9 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $35 in advance, $40 day of show. (Chinen)

Joe Lovano at the Stone (through Sunday) The saxophonist Joe Lovano has been in residence this week at the Stone, a more spartan space than usual, and has made himself at home there. On Friday he’ll perform improvised duets with the ingenious avant-garde drummer Milford Graves; on Saturday he’ll convene something he calls the Village Rhythm Band, with Liberty Ellman on guitar, Matthew Garrison on bass, Abdou Mboup on percussion and Otis Brown III on drums. The finale, on Sunday, will be an iteration of his Saxophone Explosion band, with surprise guest saxophonists (perhaps including John Zorn, the Stone’s proprietor and resident spirit). At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $25 on Friday, $20 on Saturday and Sunday. (Chinen)

Sara Serpa (Friday) Ms. Serpa, an astute and nimble young jazz vocalist from Portugal, has rarely been caught recently without a concept in play. Here she presents “Breathing Suite,” inspired by the feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray, with vital help from the guitarist André Matos, the pianist Kris Davis, the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. (A following set, at 10:30 p.m., will feature Mr. Matos with his quartet.) At 9 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

David Virelles and Continuum (Friday and Saturday) A freethinking young Cuban pianist, Mr. Virelles released one of last year’s best and most intriguing albums: “Continuum,” an ever-shifting amalgam of ancient folklore and avant-garde protocol. Here he presents a new Jazz Gallery commission, “Threefold,” with the bassist Ben Street, the percussionist-poet Román Díaz and the drummer Eric McPherson. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery at Salt Space, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)