Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Donny McCaslin
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From NYTimes.com:

Miles Okazaki Quartet (Thursday) The most recent album by the guitarist and composer Miles Okazaki is “Figurations,” a cerebral but thrilling showcase for his elaborate designs. It was recorded live at the Jazz Gallery, the institution that next week presents his current working band, with Donny McCaslin on tenor saxophone, François Moutin on bass and Dan Weiss on drums. At 9 and 11 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org; $22, $10 for members. (Chinen)

Pascal’s Triangle (Wednesday) Last year the pianist Pascal Le Boeuf released a sleek trio album, “Pascal’s Triangle,” with Linda Oh on bass and Justin Brown on drums. They rejoin him for a celebration of his latest album, “Blackout Lullaby,” inspired by the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy. Also aboard are a pair of excellent saxophonists, Miguel Zenón and Donny McCaslin, and a fine guitarist, Charles Altura. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $25 cover. (Chinen)

Tom Rainey Trio (Friday) Tom Rainey, a precisely off-kilter drummer, has broken into bandleading of late, often with the partners in this trio: Ingrid Laubrock, a tenor and soprano saxophonist of exploratory instincts, and Mary Halvorson, a guitarist with a sharp-splintered but flexible attack. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with $10 minimum. (Chinen)