Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Geri Allen
Cover of Geri Allen

From NYTimes.com:

Geri Allen at the Stone (through Sunday) Geri Allen’s brand of pianism, assertive and soulful, has long suggested a golden mean of major postwar styles. She closes out her residency at the Stone with partners old and new, among them the trumpeter Marcus Belgrave (Friday), the saxophonist Tia Fuller (Saturday) and the performance artist Laurie Anderson (Sunday). At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set, $10 for students. (Nate Chinen)

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society (Tuesday) 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, notably “Brooklyn Babylon,” released last year. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $20. (Chinen)

Peter Bernstein Quartet (Tuesday through July 13) Peter Bernstein, a guitarist with a clean tone and unwavering technique, enlisted some heavy experience for this band, with the bassist John Webber, the soulful pianist Harold Mabern and the master drummer Jimmy Cobb. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25 and $30 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Mario Pavone Festival (Thursday through July 12) The rock-solid yet exploratory bassist Mario Pavone will lead several groups over the course of this three-night residency, starting with the Arc Quartet, an extension of his Arc Trio. In the lineup are several intuitive partners: the trumpeter Dave Ballou, the tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and the drummer Gerald Cleaver. Thursday at 8:30 p.m.; next Friday and July 12 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)

Sifter (Tuesday) A playful but focused collective — Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Matt Wilson on drums — Sifter favors a grounded approach to experimentation, along with the occasional glint of lyricism. The trio will draw partly here from its self-titled debut album, released last year. 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)

A Tribute to Roy Campbell (Tuesday through July 13) The incisive avant-garde trumpeter Roy Campbell, who died in January at 61, was originally scheduled to perform next week at the Stone, in what has now become a memorial of sorts, organized by the saxophonist Louie Belogenis. The remaining members of Tazz, one of Mr. Campbell’s primary groups, will play the 8 p.m. set on Tuesday; the 10 p.m. set will feature a cohort led by the multireedist Daniel Carter. Among the other coming highlights is the Rob Brown 4tet, performing on Thursday at 8 p.m. The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set, $10 for students. (Chinen)

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Tony Malaby Discusses His New Album, Somos Agua

Tony Malaby
Tony Malaby (Photo credit: Bob Doran)

From Jazz Right Now:

Saxophonist Tony Malaby is one of the standouts of a generation of jazz musicians who got going in New York in the mid-1990s. A bold and fiery player, Malaby has made an impact on the New York scene over the past twenty years. Malaby and I had the opportunity to discuss his new record, Somos Agua, released this month on Clean Feed Records. He warmly invited me to his home so that we could talk about his origins as an artist, the emergence of the band Tamarindo (with William Parker and Nasheet Waits), and some of the ideas that are present in the new album.