Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Ingrid Laubrock
Ingrid Laubrock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Nels Cline and Julian Lage/Mike Baggetta, Jerome Harris, Billy Mintz (Friday) Mr. Cline and Mr. Lage are a study in contrasts, with guitarism — and a taste for American folk traditions — as a binding commonality. They have been working as a duo on and off over the last few years, with hale results. Here they will play a 9:30 p.m. set as part of a new series at the Singlecut brewery. An opening set, at 8 p.m., will feature a trio with Mr. Baggetta on guitars and Mr. Harris on bass and Mr. Mintz on drums. Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th Street, between 19th and 20th Avenues, Astoria, Queens, 718-606-0788, singlecutbeer.com; $10 cover. (Chinen)

Kris Davis at the Stone (Tuesday through June 29) An inquisitive pianist with a willful but methodical approach to experimentation, Ms. Davis has programmed her residency at the Stone to feature some of her most stalwart collaborators, like the trumpeter Ralph Alessi, the saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and the drummer Tom Rainey, who perform both the 8 and 10 p.m. sets on Tuesday (each with a different group); and the bassist Kermit Driscoll, whose quartet will play the 8 p.m. set on Wednesday, with Don Byron on clarinet. The 10 p.m. set on Wednesday will be a solo piano recital; both of Thursday’s sets will feature bands led by Ms. Laubrock. Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Ben Goldberg-Kirk Knuffke Quartet/Los Toscos (Tuesday) Mr. Goldberg is a clarinetist drawn to subtle subversions, as he has shown on several fine albums, most recently the Thelonious Monk tribute “Worry Later.” His band for this installment of the Konceptions series, at 9 p.m., will include some fellow practitioners of oblique logic: the cornetist Kirk Knuffke, the guitarist Libery Ellman and the drummer Ches Smith. (A later set, at 10:30 p.m., will feature the Colombian band Los Toscos, with the saxophonist Tony Malaby as a special guest.) Korzo, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, konceptionsmusicseries.wordpress.com; $10 suggested donation, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Steve Lehman Octet (Wednesday) 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. This concert ushers in the group’s second album, “Mise en Abîme,” once again featuring incisive players like the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the vibraphonist Chris Dingman and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. At 7 p.m., ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $10. (Chinen)

Sleepthief (Wednesday) In this collective experiment, Ingrid Laubrock, a German-born tenor and soprano saxophonist, digs in with Tom Rainey, a starkly suggestive drummer, and Liam Noble, a British pianist. The group released its self-titled debut six years ago, but hasn’t made many appearances in New York; this one comes courtesy of the Sound It Out series. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $12 for students. (Chinen)

Loren Stillman Quartet (Saturday) An alto saxophonist with a dry tone and a coolheaded but searching approach, Loren Stillman recently released “Going Public,” his latest offering with the slippery band known as Bad Touch. Here he works with several other smart partners: the trumpeter Shane Endsley, the bassist Drew Gress and the drummer Mark Ferber. 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)

Nate Wooley’s Argonautica (Thursday) Mr. Wooley is a trumpeter forever interested in texture and contrast, as an instrumental strategy as well as a conceptual ploy. Argonautica is a double trio he formed partly to celebrate one of his mentors, the cornetist Ron Miles, and partly to tap into the frontier energies of early jazz-rock. (The Greek epic poem of the same name factors somewhere in there, too.) Along with Mr. Miles, the group includes Cory Smythe on acoustic piano, Joe Malone on Fender Rhodes piano and electronics, and two sharp drummers, Rudy Royston and Devin Gray. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, roulette.org; $20, $15 for students and members. (Chinen)