Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010
English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Ingrid Laubrock Quintet (Friday) The saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock this year released “Strong Place,” her second album with the restless unit she calls Anti-House. Here she enlists a slightly different assortment of intrepid texturalists: the alto saxophonist Tim Berne, the trombonist Ben Gerstein, the tuba player Dan Peck and the drummer Tom Rainey. 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)

James Brandon Lewis (Thursday) A hale-sounding tenor saxophonist originally from Buffalo, Mr. Lewis had that rarest of things this year: an avant-garde album on a major label, in the form of “Divine Travels.” The album features an unassailable rhythm team, with William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums. Dominic Fragman fills in for Mr. Cleaver here, and the accomplished poet Thomas Sayers Ellis joins as a special guest. At 6 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, 212-581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; $25, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Tony Malaby Quartet (Friday) Mr. Malaby, a tenor saxophonist equally capable of focused tension and wild abandon, leads a band full of veteran collaborators, all of whom share his range: the guitarist Ben Monder, the bassist John Hébert and the drummer Jeff Williams. 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)

Matana Roberts’s Anthem (Saturday) Ms. Roberts, a restlessly inventive alto saxophonist with a knack for teasing out unlikely connections, presents her current ensemble, featuring the guitarist Liberty Ellman, the bassist Kevin Tkacz and the drummer Ches Smith. 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)

Tyshawn Sorey at the Stone (Tuesday through Aug. 3) Tyshawn Sorey can play the drums with gale-force physicality or with a sense of scale and equipoise, and he’s as serious a composer as you’ll find among his peer group. He’s calling on a wide range of collaborators during this residency, starting on Tuesday with the pianist Marilyn Crispell. On Wednesday he’ll lead his Koan Trio in the early set, and then play duets with the pianist Matt Mitchell; on Thursday he’ll connect first with the pianist Dave Burrell and the bassist Henry Grimes, and then with the guitarist Joe Morris and the cornetist Stephen Haynes. At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, 212-473-0043, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set ($20 on Thursday), $10 for students. (Chinen)

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid (Tuesday through Aug. 3) Mr. Threadgill, a penetrating saxophonist, flutist and composer, has long been a sly maestro of unconventional timbres, bristling counterpoint and tough but slippery rhythms. Zooid — his steady outlet over the last decade or so, making its Village Vanguard debut — features Liberty Ellman on guitar, Jose Davila on tuba and trombone, Christopher Hoffman on cello and Elliot Kavee on drums. 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)