Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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From NYTimes.com:

Jonathan Finlayson Quintet (Saturday) The trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson has spent nearly the last 15 years — his entire adult life, to use another metric — as a front line partner to the saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman, who justly received a MacArthur Fellowship this year. In his own music, Mr. Finlayson brings a bladelike attack to complex materials; his current band includes the saxophonist Brian Settles and the pianist Matt Mitchell. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org; $22, $12 for members. (Chinen)

Oliver Lake ‘Alto Madness’ (Friday) Oliver Lake, a multireedist with acres of experience in the self-sustaining avant-garde, performs a concert under the auspices of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians — an organization after which he patterned the Black Artists Group in the 1960s. His group Alto Madness features him and three others on alto saxophone: Darius Jones, Bruce Williams and Anthony Ware. (Pheeroan akLaff is on drums.) At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan, 800-838-3006, aacm-newyork.com; $30, $15 for students. (Chinen)

Mostly Other People Do the Killing (Sunday) This impudent but wickedly proficient free-bop quartet — led by the bassist Moppa Elliott, with Jon Irabagon on saxophones, Ron Stabinsky on piano and Kevin Shea on drums — has never lacked for a concept. “Blue,” its much talked about new album, is an attempt at a note-for-note re-creation of Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue.” You should know better than to expect a re-creation of the re-creation here. 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)