Source: The New York Times.
AACM 50th Anniversary Festival (Fridays through Oct. 30) The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a groundbreaking institution for American experimental music, has been celebrating its golden anniversary this year with events in and beyond Chicago, its city of origin. This concert series, presented by the association’s New York chapter on four consecutive Fridays in October, will feature avant-garde titans like the pianist Muhal Richard Abrams and the saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, who appear as an improvising duo on Friday at 8 p.m. A preceding panel discussion, at 6 p.m., will feature those and other association members, including the saxophonist Henry Threadgill. At the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan, 800-838-3006, aacmnyc50th.bpt.me. (Nate Chinen)
Stephan Crump’s Rhombal (Saturday) Mr. Crump is a bassist with a broad stylistic frame, at home in both the avant-garde and a more traditional framework. His promising new band, Rhombal, has a front line of Adam O’Farrill on trumpet and Ellery Eskelin on saxophone, with Tyshawn Sorey, a smartly combustible drummer. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)
Tomas Fujiwara Trio (Monday) “Variable Bets,” the new album by the drummer Tomas Fujiwara, places him at the fulcrum of two strong and distinctive improvisers: the strategically unruly guitarist-banjoist Brandon Seabrook and the surgically precise trumpeter Ralph Alessi. At 8:30 p.m., IBeam, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com. (Chinen)
Noah Preminger Group (Wednesday) On his often ecstatic new album, “Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar,” the tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger leads his new band in a pair of incantatory half-hour extemporizations on classic blues by Bukka White. For this outing, he leads the same personnel — Jason Palmer on trumpet, Kim Cass on bass, Ian Froman on drums — in a different West Village room. From 7:30 to 10 p.m., Smalls Jazz Club, 183 West 10th Street, West Village, smallsjazzclub.com. (Chinen).