Source: The New York Times.
Ingrid Laubrock: Ubatuba (Saturday) Ms. Laubrock is a tenor saxophonist drawn to dynamic tension, and in this band — its name, also the title of a recent album, would seem to be a nod to its tuba player, Dan Peck — she has strong partners for her agenda. Along with Mr. Peck, they are Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Ben Gerstein on trombone and her husband, Tom Rainey, on drums. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org. (Chinen)
Christian McBride/Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9 (Friday and Saturday) A big-band double bill, with a natural emphasis on uplift. Mr. McBride, a bassist and composer-bandleader with a muscular approach — and, as of last week, a five-time Grammy winner — leads his big band, which won him one of those awards. And the Hot 9, jointly led by the pianist Henry Butler and the trumpeter Steven Bernstein, puts a freewheeling and often funky spin on throwback jazz traditionalism. At 8 p.m., Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th Street and Broadway, 212-258-9595, jazz.org. (Chinen)
Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret (Tuesday through March 6) Ms. Melford, a pianist-composer of restless imagination and rigorous execution, will make her debut as a leader at the Village Vanguard next week, with the same ensemble that appears on “Snowy Egret,” a standout album from last year. Its ranks consist of improvisers with a keen ear for textural interplay: Ron Miles on cornet, Liberty Ellman on acoustic guitar, Stomu Takeishi on the acoustic bass guitar and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com. (Chinen)
Matt Mitchell at the Stone (Tuesday through March 6) A pianist of burrowing focus and an indispensable fixture of the contemporary vanguard, Mr. Mitchell will use his weeklong residency at the Stone as a consolidation of his interests. Highlights include the quartet from his superb recent album, “Vista Accumulation” (Tuesday); an intriguing pair of ensembles anchored by the drummer Kate Gentile (Wednesday); and a duo with the percussionist Ches Smith (Thursday). At Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)