Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Earl Howard, at Moers Festival 2007

Source: The New York Times.

Michael Attias: Renku (Saturday) Renku, a trio made up of Mr. Attias on saxophones, John Hébert on bass and Satoshi Takeishi on drums, applies an elaborative process to group improvisation. The group returns here to the Sound It Out series and to the site of its new album, “Live in Greenwich Village.” At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, (Nate Chinen)

George Lewis: The Kitchen Improvises: 1976-1983 (Tuesday) Mr. Lewis, a trombonist, composer, electronic artist and scholar, was a fixture at the Kitchen during a pivotal phase of his creative life. He’s one of the prominent experimental figures featured on a new archival recording, “The Kitchen Improvises: 1976-1983,” as are several others in this concert: the vocalist Thomas Buckner and the saxophonists Earl Howard and Oliver Lake. The program will also include Miya Masaoka on koto and electronics, Andrea Parkins on accordion and electronics, and Lucie Vítkova on accordion and vocals. At 8 p.m., the Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, Chelsea, 212-255-5793, (Chinen)

Vinnie Sperrazza Quartet (Wednesday) “Apocryphal,” a recent album by the drummer and composer Vinnie Sperrazza, follows an appealing agenda of postgenre modernity, blending the discipline and dynamic of jazz with the vibe of experimental rock and ambient music. He draws from the album here, with the alto saxophonist Loren Stillman, the guitarist Ben Monder and the bassist Eivind Opsvik. At 9:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, (Chinen)