Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Cover of Masada

From NYTimes.com:

Analytical Symmetry (Thursday) For the last year or two, the Cuban pianist Aruán Ortiz has been exploring the affinities between music and architecture, partly inspired by the pertinent writings of the composer Iannis Xenakis. Mr. Ortiz will put his ideas in motion with a band composed of Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Michaël Attias on alto saxophone and Nasheet Waits on drums. 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)

Sylvie Courvoisier Trio (Monday) Sylvie Courvoisier is a pianist given to contemplative frictions, and on “Double Windsor” — her smart new album, released this summer on the Tzadik label — she works with the same lean and responsive rhythm team that joins her here, featuring Drew Gress on bass and Kenny Wollessen on drums. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, roulette.org; $20, $15 for students and members. (Chinen)

Kris Davis Trio (Friday) An inquisitive pianist with a willful but methodical approach to experimentation, Kris Davis has made herself indispensable on New York’s left-of-center jazz scene. The trio she leads here has partners of similar temperament: the violist Mat Maneri and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. 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)

Odean Pope, Pharoah Sanders, James Carter, Geri Allen & More (Tuesday through Sept. 14) The subtitle of this all-star summit could well have been “Saxophone Vesuvius,” given the shared aesthetic proclivities of Mr. Pope, Mr. Sanders and Mr. Carter. How they’ll manage not to blow each other off the stage is an open question going into this engagement, which will be recorded for a live album. What’s not in question is the responsive agility of their rhythm section, consisting of Ms. Allen, the bassist Reggie Workman and the drummer Jeff (Tain) Watts. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village, 212-475-8592, bluenote.net; $35 cover at tables, $20 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)

Steel House (Wednesday and Thursday) This recently formed collective features three superb musicians who have worked side by side in various rhythm sections: the drummer Brian Blade, the bassist Scott Colley and the pianist Edward Simon. Their rapport seems likely to maximize the potential for chamberlike sensitivity and a brisk sense of play. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $25 cover. (Chinen)

John Zorn’s Masada: Angels at the Vanguard (through Sunday) The composer, alto saxophonist and ringleader John Zorn has been presiding over a festival of his Masada project this week, with a different band playing each set. On Friday, the Masada String Trio performs an early set, followed by Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits. Saturday, which is sold out, belongs entirely to the original Masada quartet. And Sunday’s lineup will feature the percussionist Roberto Rodriguez with Octeto Masada, followed by a quartet led by the saxophonist Uri Gurvich. 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)