Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Bill Frisell, moers festival 2010

Source: The New York Times.

Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan (Tuesday through March 13) Mr. Frisell, an introspective but expansively creative guitarist, has worked countless times at the Village Vanguard, but not often in a duo. Last year around this time he settled in with Mr. Morgan, a deeply intuitive bassist, which makes this a repeat engagement. (It’s also the first half of a two-week residency by Mr. Frisell, who will devote the second half to music from his new album, “When You Wish Upon a Star.”) At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com. (Chinen)

Steve Lehman Quintet (Friday and Saturday) The alto saxophonist Steve Lehman is a state-of-the-art musical thinker — a composer of high academic credentials and complex algorithm — but he has a true affinity for postwar jazz modernism, as a benchmark and a literature. His quintet consists of close associates: Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Chris Dingman on vibraphone, Matt Brewer on bass and Justin Brown on drums. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., The Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org. (Chinen)

Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret (through Sunday) Ms. Melford, a pianist-composer of restless imagination and rigorous execution, has been making her debut as a leader at the Village Vanguard, 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 (Friday and Saturday) A pianist of burrowing focus and an indispensable fixture of the contemporary vanguard, Mr. Mitchell has been using his weeklong residency at the Stone as a consolidation of his interests. On Friday he presents Normal Remarkable Persons, a band that includes the saxophonists Tim Berne and Travis LaPlante; on Saturday he plays the early set in a duo with the drummer Dan Weiss, and the late set with a chamberlike large ensemble, conducted by Ohad Talmor under the banner “Sprees.” At Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

Marc Ribot (Friday and Thursday) Mr. Ribot, the flinty, soulful and endlessly inventive guitarist, performs in two strikingly different settings in the coming week, beginning on Friday at Le Poisson Rouge with Los Cubanos Postizos, his beloved retro Cuban band. Then he’ll play his first of three Thursdays this month at Sunny’s, a prized dive bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with a trio he calls the Jazz Bins, featuring Greg Lewis on Hammond B-3 organ. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com. Thursday at 10 p.m., Sunny’s, 253 Conover Street, 718-625-8211, sunnysredhook.com. (Chinen)