Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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From NYTimes.com:

Darcy James Argue and Secret Society (Saturday) 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. The group plays some new music here, along with pieces from its two ambitious albums, including “Brooklyn Babylon,” released last year. At 7 p.m., ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $15 in advance, $18 at the door. (Nate Chinen)

John Escreet Quartet (Friday) On his exploratory new album, “Sound, Space and Structures,” the pianist John Escreet connects with an uncompromising elder, the great British free-jazz saxophonist Evan Parker. For this album-release show, the trumpeter Amir ElSaffar will stand in for him, and the rhythm section will feature a pair of serious texturalists, the bassist François Moutin and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. 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; $22, $10 for members. (Chinen)

Danny Fox Trio (Friday) Led by its namesake pianist, this acoustic trio — with Chris van Voorst van Beest on bass and Max Goldman on drums — favors a muscular but formally intricate take on chamber jazz, working some of the same strategies as the Bad Plus. The group just released its second album, “Wide Eyed” (Hot Cup), which will provide much of the repertory here. At 7:30 p.m., SubCulture: Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker Street, near Lafayette Street, East Village, 212-533-5470, subculturenewyork.com; $15. (Chinen)

Go: Organic Orchestra (Monday) This sprawling, meditative large ensemble is a project of Adam Rudolph, an open-minded percussionist, composer and conductor. Drawing inspiration from earthy and elemental sources, it features three dozen musicians, in a diverse whorl of woodwinds, strings, percussion and guitars. At 7 p.m. (open workshop) and 8:15 p.m. (performance), ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $15. (Chinen)

A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets (Wednesday) The art of spontaneous duologue gets a supersize platform in this special concert, a joint presentation of Red Bull Music Academy and Undead Music. Unfolding as an overlapping series of one-on-one exchanges, it will feature a staggering array of musicians, including Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans pianist and singer-songwriter; Marc Ribot and Nels Cline, the stylistically voracious guitarists; Amp Fiddler and Daedelus, the head-trippy electronic producers; David Murray and James Carter, both unstoppable saxophonists; and Wadada Leo Smith and Dave Douglas, both incisive trumpeter-composers. At 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan, 800-982-2787, the-townhall-nyc.org; $22 to $32. (Chinen)★ Marc Ribot (Sunday through Tuesday and next Friday) As a centerpiece of this spring’s Undead Music series, Mr. Ribot, the flinty and endlessly inventive guitarist, plays in a range of settings over the next week, starting on Sunday with Ceramic Dog, his experimental rock band. On Monday, he celebrates the release of a gripping live album with his trio, featuring the bassist Henry Grimes and the drummer Chad Taylor; on Tuesday, he’ll play a live score at a screening of the Charlie Chaplin film “The Kid.” Finally, next Friday, he’ll convene Los Cubanos Postizos, his beloved retro Cuban band. Sunday at 8 p.m., Rough Trade, 64 North Ninth Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, roughtradenyc.com; $15 in advance, $18 day of show. Monday at 10 p.m. and May 16 at 6:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $15 in advance, $18 day of show on Monday; $20 in advance, $25 day of show next Friday. Tuesday at 8 p.m., Anthology Film Archives, 32-34 Second Avenue, at Second Street, East Village, anthologyfilmarchives.org; $15, $12 for members. (Chinen)

Ches Smith Quartet (Wednesday) A smartly unruly drummer active in devious art-rock and outsider jazz, Ches Smith leads a new band made up of compatible searchers: the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the violist Mat Maneri and the bassist Stephan Crump. 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)

Tamarindo Trio (Friday and Saturday) The tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby has earned a reputation as one of New York’s stalwart improvisers, through a host of sideman appointments and some rigorously rewarding albums. Tamarindo Trio, his free-form outfit with the bassist William Parker and the drummer Nasheet Waits, celebrates the release of a new album, “Somos Agua.” 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)