Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Steve Coleman in Paris, July 2004

Source: The New York Times.

STEVE COLEMAN 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (through Sept. 25) Mr. Coleman, an alto saxophonist and composer, is one of the most rigorously conceptual thinkers in improvised music, and a figure of acknowledged influence on the scene. This monthlong residency at the Stone features his working band, Five Elements, with a few special exceptions — like an array of duo, trio and quartet configurations on Tuesday and Wednesday, with partners including the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the percussionist Neeraj Mehta and either of two tenor saxophonists, Mark Turner (Tuesday) or Maria Grand (Wednesday). At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

LEAN (Thursday) This exploratory trio falls under the joint command of the tenor and soprano saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh, the electric bassist Simon Jermyn and the drummer Allison Miller. The band is celebrating the release of its self-titled debut album, an atmospheric effort with compositions by all three members. At 8 and 9:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

NATE SMITH TRIO (Sunday) Mr. Smith is a precise and dynamic drummer used to excellent effect in bands led by the bassist Dave Holland. For this one-nighter, Mr. Holland will take a backseat role in a trio that also features the fine saxophonist Jaleel Shaw. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th Street and Broadway, 212-258-9595, jazz.org/dizzys. (Chinen)