Source: The New York Times.
The Bad Plus (through Sunday) An acoustic piano trio with a collectivist heart, the Bad Plus holds fast to the idea of a group identity, essential and inviolable. In 2015 the band released an excellent album with a respectful interloper, the saxophonist Joshua Redman, but for this annual booking, the lineup will strictly feature core members: the pianist Ethan Iverson, the bassist Reid Anderson and the drummer Dave King. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com; some shows are sold out. (Nate Chinen)
John Hébert’s Rambling Confessions (Tuesday) On “Rambling Confessions,” Mr. Hébert, a deeply intuitive bassist, puts his open-ended spin on the jazz-vocal tradition. His intrepid partners, here as on that album, are the vocalist Jen Shyu, the pianist Andy Milne and the drummer Billy Drummond. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.com. (Chinen)
John Zorn Improv Night (through Sunday) Anything goes, musically speaking, at a John Zorn improv party, which can feature any number of intrepid and open-minded musicians. This edition — as always, a benefit for Mr. Zorn’s nonprofit performance space, the Stone — will feature inspired collaborators like the cellist Okkyung Lee, the pianist Craig Taborn and the trombonist George Lewis. (Check the schedule for details.) At 8 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)
Matt Mitchell Quartet (Wednesday) The pianist and composer Matt Mitchell, who has had a hand in some of the most thrilling new jazz of the last several years, made a grand statement with “Vista Accumulation,” a double album of his intensely plotted original music. He revisits that material here with the same instinctively alert musicians: Chris Speed on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Chris Tordini on bass and Dan Weiss on drums. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.com. (Chinen)
Jason Robinson’s Janus Ensemble (Monday) On the recent album “Tiresian Symmetry,” Mr. Robinson, a saxophonist and composer drawn to mythological antiquity, led his Janus Ensemble over an intriguingly shifting landscape. He’ll do something similar here, with an adventurous crew grounded by two drummers, George Schuller and Ches Smith, and also featuring Oscar Noriega and Marty Ehrlich on reeds, Bill Lowe and Michael Dessen on trombones, Drew Gress on bass and Liberty Ellman on guitar. At 8:15 p.m., ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com. (Chinen)
Jacob Sacks Quintet (Saturday) The pianist Jacob Sacks is what you might call an inner-workings musician, drawn to the subtler, deeper mechanics of harmony and form. He has often worked in small-group settings with the excellent drummer Dan Weiss, who anchors this quintet alongside Michael Formanek on bass. In the front line are two smartly garrulous tenor saxophonists, Ellery Eskelin and Tony Malaby. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)