Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Michaël Attias Quartet (Thursday) Michaël Attias is a saxophonist and composer of inquisitive temperament, given to exploring frictions of texture and harmony. For this installment of the Sound It Out series, he presents a new band well furnished with fellow seekers: Andy Milne on piano, John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $12 for students. (Chinen)

Circle Down (Wednesday) The pianist Angelica Sanchez, the bassist Chris Lightcap and the drummer Chad Taylor share responsibility for the output of Circle Down, a trio that tends toward an exploratory cadence and spirit. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, and a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Maria Schneider Orchestra (through Sunday) Perhaps you’ve heard the latest single by this peerless big band: “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime),” featuring some chap named David Bowie on vocals. It’s actually his single, if you want to get technical about it, but the harmonic sweep and percolating texture point clearly to the imprint of Maria Schneider, an inspired composer-conductor. This week, in their 10th annual Thanksgiving-week residency at the Jazz Standard, she and the band are previewing new music from a forthcoming album, “The Thompson Fields.” At 7:30 and 10 p.m., with 11:45 sets on Friday and Saturday, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $35. (Chinen)

John Zorn’s Cobra (Saturday) John Zorn’s Cobra, a “game piece” stamped by operational rigor but no predetermined outcome, received its first performance 30 years ago, at Roulette in Lower Manhattan. For this anniversary concert, Mr. Zorn will conduct the piece — which he once memorably pegged as “a psychodrama,” a social experiment in sound — with contributions by some of his best-known collaborators, like the guitarist Marc Ribot, the trombonist George Lewis, the violinist Mark Feldman, the electronics artist Ikue Mori, the cellist Erik Friedlander, the pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and the organist John Medeski. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, roulette.org; $25 in advance, $35 at the door, with a $5 discount for students; $15 in advance for members, $25 at the door. (Chinen)