Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Source: The New York Times.

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (Friday) Mr. Berne, an alto saxophonist and composer of granite conviction, has had a superb recent outlet in Snakeoil, a chamber-improv quartet with the clarinetist Oscar Noriega, the pianist Matt Mitchell and the drummer and vibraphonist Ches Smith. The band seems likely to draw here from its three fine albums on the ECM label — but Mr. Berne likes to spring new music on his audiences, which means all bets are off. At 8:30 p.m., I-Beam, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com. (Nate Chinen)

Jon Irabagon Trio (Friday) A smart young saxophonist who has successfully ducked in and out of the mainstream jazz tradition, Jon Irabagon leads a trio with Peter Brendler on bass and Vinnie Sperazza on drums. At 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m., Bar Next Door, 129 Macdougal Street, near West Third Street, Greenwich Village, 212-529-5945, lalanternacaffe.com. (Chinen)

Wadada Leo Smith/Douglas R. Ewart & Quasar (Thursday) Mr. Smith, a trumpeter and composer of penetrating insight, presents two new chamber-esque compositions in this concert: “String Quartet No. 6 Taif: Prayer in the Garden of the Hijaz,” and “Henry David Thoreau Civil Disobedience: 1849, Six Ideas.” Sharing the bill on the Interpretations concert series — part of the 50th-anniversary festivities for the Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians — is the intrepid multi-instrumentalist Douglas Ewart with his group Quasar, performing a piece titled “AACM the Sonic Progenitor.” At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, roulette.org. (Chinen)