Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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Vijay Iyer

From NYTimes.com:

Steve Coleman and Five Elements (Friday and Saturday) Last year Mr. Coleman — a formidable alto saxophonist and composer, and a guru among the maverick class of jazz musicians — received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the so-called “Genius Grant.” His flagship band Five Elements has Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Anthony Tidd on bass and Sean Rickman on drums. For this engagement, part of the Jazz Gallery’s 20th anniversary festivities, it also has Marcus Gilmore as an additional drummer on Friday, and the guitarist Miles Okazaki on Saturday. At 8 and 10 p.m., 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org. (Chinen)

Harris Eisenstadt and Golden State (Thursday) A venturesome drummer and composer, Mr. Eisenstadt likes to walk the line between free-form exploration and meticulous composition, and this texture-rich new ensemble — with the multireedist Marty Ehrlich, the bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck and the bassist Eivind Opsvik — should suit that purpose handily. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

Vijay Iyer Trio (Saturday) The furiously productive pianist Vijay Iyer has just released another superlative album, “Break Stuff,” that confirms his stature in jazz’s contemporary vanguard, along with the dynamic excellence of his working trio. That group, featuring the bassist Stephan Crump and the drummer Marcus Gilmore, performs a special concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, drawing mainly from the new album. At 8 p.m., 212-570-3949, metmuseum.org/tickets. (Chinen)