Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Marty Ehrlich
Cover of Marty Ehrlich

From NYTimes.com:

Jim Black Trio (Thursday through Jan. 18) Jim Black is known as a drummer of convulsive intensity and a bandleader rooted in the protocols of noise-rock. But on “Somatic,” a recent album, he leads an acoustic trio featuring the young Austrian pianist Elias Stemeseder and the American bassist Thomas Morgan. Mr. Black appears with Mr. Morgan and Teddy Klausner on piano at 8:30 p.m.; for the following set, at 10 p.m., he adds a second bassist, Chris Tordini. Next weekend Mr. Black, Mr. Morgan and Mr. Klausner continue their three-night engagement, and will be joined by the saxophonist Tim Berne for a set next Friday. At IBeam, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com; suggested donation, $15. (Chinen)

Compulsion: The Music of Andrew Hill (Tuesday) Before he died in 2007, the brilliant pianist-composer Andrew Hill saw his music find traction among younger generations of musicians, some of whom he mentored. This tribute features the alto saxophonist Greg Osby and the multireedist Marty Ehrlich (former Hill collaborators) in league with the saxophonists Donny McCaslin and Jaleel Shaw; the trumpeter Jeremy Pelt; and a rhythm team consisting of the bassist Ben Allison and two drummers, Matt Wilson and Billy Drummond. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $20 cover. (Chinen)

Kris Davis Capricorn Climber (Tuesday) The pianist Kris Davis has a newish band, Capricorn Climber, that seeks out the unexpected corners within established musical relationships. Her partners, all adept with spontaneous texture, are the tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, the violist Mat Maneri, the bassist Trevor Dunn and the drummer Tom Rainey. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up (Sunday) A drummer working along jazz’s experimental fringe, Mr. Fujiwara favors a mode of playing that’s forward-leaning but rarely blunt or aggressive, and never random. He’s preparing to record his third album with this smart band, which features the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the saxophonist Brian Settles, the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the bassist Michael Formanek. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

John Hollenbeck Fest (Friday and Saturday) The drummer and composer John Hollenbeck presents two of his excellent working bands this weekend, starting on Friday with the Claudia Quintet, a chamber-like but slyly combustible group with Chris Speed on reeds, Red Wierenga on accordion, Drew Gress on bass and Matt Moran on vibraphone. On Saturday Mr. Hollenbeck leads his Refuge Trio, which features the endlessly imaginative vocalist Theo Bleckmann and the adaptably lyrical pianist Gary Versace. 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)

Steve Lehman Octet (Tuesday through Jan. 19) Several years ago the alto saxophonist and composer Steve Lehman introduced this gang of peers, an agile vehicle for his ultramodern compositions, which find use for both spectral analysis and the language of post-bop progressivism. Next week, in preparation for its second album, due out in June, Mr. Lehman scrambles the band for a residency at the Stone; in addition to original material, he’s expected to explore radically redrawn covers of tunes by the bebop pianist Bud Powell and the hip-hop duo Camp Lo. At 8 and 9:30 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 for the night, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Tony Malaby’s Paloma Recio (Sunday) Paloma Recio, a vigorous working band led by the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, explores shadowy postbop terrain with the subtlest of Spanish accents. For this concert, presented by the Sound It Out series on Mr. Malaby’s 50th birthday, the band will feature the guitarist Ben Monder, the bassist Eivind Opsvik and two drummers, Dan Weiss and Billy Mintz. At 6 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, (212) 242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $12 for students. (Chinen)

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition (Friday through Sunday) Mr. Mahanthappa, an alto saxophonist who has made a project of expressive cultural hybridism, concludes his weeklong residence at the Stone with the intricate rapport of Indo-Pak Coalition, his working band with the guitarist Rez Abbasi and the drummer Dan Weiss. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set; $10 for students. (Chinen)

Winter Jazzfest (Friday and Saturday) A strategic overload of jazz and improvised music, celebrating its 10th anniversary in style, the Winter Jazzfest subsumes a swatch of Greenwich Village, with shows running from early evening well into the wee hours at Le Poisson Rouge, Zinc Bar, the Bitter End, Bowery Electric, SubCulture Arts Underground — and, new this year, the Judson Church, the Blue Note and a lounge at New York University’s Law School. A list of highlights could easily take up the rest of this space; for a full schedule, visit winterjazzfest.com. Tickets are $35 per day, or $55 for both. (Chinen)

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