Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Steve Swallow
Cover of Steve Swallow

From NYTimes.com:

Matt Brewer Group (Thursday) Matt Brewer has established a foothold as one of the stalwart young bassists on the progressive jazz scene, in bands led by the alto saxophonists Greg Osby and Steve Lehman. Here, drawing from his forthcoming debut album, he leads a quintet with Mr. Lehman, the tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens, the pianist Aaron Parks and the drummer Marcus Gilmore. From 9:30 p.m. to midnight, Smalls Jazz Club, 183 West 10th Street, West Village, smallsjazzclub.com; $20. (Nate Chinen)

Kris Davis Trio (Saturday) In her piano playing as well as in her composing, Kris Davis favors a sparkling restlessness, often skirting chaos but rarely succumbing to it. She has productive history with the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby and the drummer Gerald Cleaver, her partners in this trio. 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 Kuhn, Steve Swallow, Joey Baron (through Saturday) There’s a soft glow of erudition to “Wisteria,” a 2012 album by this acoustic piano trio. It comes from all three members of the group — the pianist Steve Kuhn, the bassist Steve Swallow and the drummer Joey Baron — but especially from Mr. Kuhn, one of jazz’s most careful rhapsodists, who recently turned 76. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, 212-581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; $40 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

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Just Outside Reviews

From Just Outside:

Tomas Korber – Musik für ein Feld (Cubus)
Stefan Thut/Mitsuteru Takeuchi – equinox | solstice (rhizome.s)
Rosalind Hall – Carriage of the Voice (Avant Whatever)
Makoto Oshiro – Phenomenal World (Hitorri)
Erik Carlson (Various pieces for violin)
Marcus Rubio – um (Crisis)
Hong Chulki/Ryu Hankil – Objets Infernaux (Erstwhile)

Nels Cline Interview and Philly Preview

Nels Cline
Nels Cline (Photo credit: soundfromwayout)

From philly.com:

Since his start in the late 1970s on the Los Angeles creative improvisational music scene, guitarist Nels Cline has moved among avant-garde jazz, noise rock, and crepuscular ambient sound. He may be best known for joining the alt-Americana ensemble Wilco in 2004. But his wide-ranging explorations continue, including Brazilian esoterica and dissonance with the CD Macroscope by the Nels Cline Singers.

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Annie Gosfield
Cover of Annie Gosfield

From NYTimes.com:

Annie Gosfield at the Stone (Friday through Sunday) Annie Gosfield completes her residency at the Stone this weekend, with two concerts each evening featuring notated and improvised music. Highlights include Ms. Gosfield’s trio performing, on Friday, a work composed in the factories of Nuremberg, Germany, that mixes the noise of machines and industrial environments and a solo set on Sunday by Ms. Gosfield that includes pieces for sampler, piano, detuned radios, baseballs and a cement mixer. At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set, $10 for students. (Schweitzer)

Seattle Symphony (Tuesday) The second concert of the Spring for Music series features this ensemble and the dynamic conductor Ludovic Morlot, who has galvanized the group and excited Seattle audiences since arriving as music director in 2011. The program offers Varèse’s “Déserts,” Debussy’s “La Mer” and, of special interest, the New York premiere of John Luther Adams’s “Become Ocean,” which last month won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. (The piece was commissioned and given its premiere last year by the Seattle Symphony.) At 7:30 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $12.50 to $25. (Tommasini)

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Thursday) Led by its music director, Alexander Mickelthwate, this ensemble offers an immersion in living composers from Canada, including R. Murray Schafer’s Symphony No. 1; Derek Charke’s “13 Inuit Throat Song Games,” featuring the vocalist Tanya Tagaq; and Vincent Ho’s “The Shaman,” a concerto for percussion and orchestra with the redoubtable Evelyn Glennie as soloist. At 7:30 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $12.50 to $25. (Woolfe)

Josh Sinton Interview

Holus-Bolus
Holus-Bolus (Photo credit: bee721)

From Jazz Right Now:

Josh Sinton is an intrepid reeds player based in Brooklyn who leads the band Ideal Bread, among other groups. As one of the most active members of the Douglass Street Music Collective, he is well-known for his leading role within the musicians’ community, but has not been given the credit he deserves by the general public. Sinton possesses an uncompromising aesthetic that delves deeply into the sounds he explores, all the while orchestrating his music with great precision and attention to detail. His work with baritone saxophone and bass clarinet has pushed the boundaries of both instruments in a wide variety of musical contexts.