Source: The New York Times.
Marty Ehrlich: Philosophy of a Groove (Friday) Mr. Ehrlich is a veteran explorer with an interest in multiple traditions and modes of playing. He’s a proficient and lyrical improviser on clarinet, saxophone and flute, all of which he’ll play in this band, which comes by its lofty name with a heavy rhythm section: James Weidman on piano, Jerome Harris on bass and Ben Perowsky on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319 corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)
Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble (Thursday) Jazz converges persuasively with Arabic folk traditions in Two Rivers, led by the Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player and vocalist Amir ElSaffar. As on “Crisis,” a gripping album released last year, the group’s lineup next week will include Tareq Abboushi on buzuq, a kind of lute; Ole Mathisen on saxophone; Carlo De Rosa on bass; and Zafer Tawil on oud and hand percussion. 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)
William Hooker Quartet (Sunday) Mr. Hooker, a drummer aligned with the more combative side of free jazz, anchors a group with Chris DiMiglio on trumpet, Mark Hennen on piano and Larry Roland on bass. At 6 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)
Matthew Shipp at the Stone (Tuesday through July 17) Mr. Shipp is a pianist committed to the act of discovery, and he has set himself up for it next week at the Stone. He’ll begin on Tuesday with a long-running free-jazz duo with the Brazilian tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman (8 p.m.), followed by a set with the trumpeter Nate Wooley and the drummer Whit Dickey (10 p.m.). On Wednesday he’ll play two sets with a close compatriot, the bassist William Parker, joined first by the multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter (8 p.m.) and then by the saxophonist Rob Brown (10 p.m.). And on Thursday Mr. Shipp will lead the latest iteration of his trio. At Avenue C and Second Street, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)
Greg Ward and 10 Tongues (Friday) A resourceful alto saxophonist from Chicago, Mr. Ward has an impressive new album, “Touch My Beloved’s Thought,” featuring his 10-piece band, 10 Tongues. The album is his intriguing response to “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady,” a classic 1963 suite by Charles Mingus — and just as Mingus designed his work as a ballet, Mr. Ward collaborated with a choreographer, Onye Ozuzu, though it’s unclear how that aspect of the work will surface here. 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)