Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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Source: The New York Times.

Steve Coleman & Five Elements (through Sunday) Last year, on the heels of a superlative album titled “Synovial Joints,” the intrepid alto saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman made his proper debut at the Village Vanguard. This week he’s back with his flagship band, Five Elements, a sharply intuitive unit that includes the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the guitarist Miles Okazaki the electric bassist Anthony Tidd and the drummer Sean Rickman. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, Manhattan, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com. (Chinen)

Satoko Fujii (Tuesday and Wednesday) A pianist and composer of bristling vitality within the avant-garde, Ms. Fujii is on tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of her independent label, Libra. On Tuesday she convenes the Satoko Fujii Orchestra, featuring dauntless improvisers like the trumpeters Herb Robertson and Natsuki Tamura (a.k.a. Kappa Maki); the saxophonists Ellery Eskelin and Tony Malaby; and the guitarist Nels Cline. And on Wednesday, Ms. Fujii appears as part of Ikue Mori’s residency at the Stone, playing two sets with Ms. Mori on electronics, among others. Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., IBeam, 168 Seventh Street, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com. Wednesday at 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, Manhattan, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

Jon Irabagon Quartet (Wednesday) A wily, hyper-literate saxophonist who has successfully ducked in and out of the mainstream jazz tradition, Mr. Irabagon re-enlists the ace rhythm section from “Behind the Sky,” an album released last year: Luis Perdomo on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Rudy Royston on drums. At 8 and 9:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio (Tuesday through May 21) “Perfection” is the assured new debut album by this all-star trio, with David Murray on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet, Geri Allen on piano and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums. Stout in its purpose, ringing with expedition, it’s a statement of tribute to the avant-garde hero Ornette Coleman, but also a straightforward celebration of the bonds between these players. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Manhattan, 212-581-3080, birdlandjazz.com. (Chinen)