Source: The New York Times.
CLAUDIA QUINTET (Thursday) Led by the drummer and composer John Hollenbeck, this ingenious chamber-improv crew knows how to handle a compact musical idea like a Rubik’s cube. The group — with Chris Speed on reeds, Drew Gress on bass, Matt Moran on vibraphone and Red Wierenga on accordion — draws from a recent album, “Super Petite,” on the front end of a monthlong tour. At 8 and 9:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)
PASSIN’ THRU MUSIC FESTIVAL (Sunday and Monday) Organized by the veteran alto saxophonist Oliver Lake, this two-day affair features artists in his creative circle. On Sunday Mr. Lake leads his big band, whose ranks include the trumpeters Freddie Hendrix and Josh Evans; also on the bill is Mr. Evans’s hard-charging quintet. Monday’s lineup will feature Trio 3, an intrepid unit made up of Mr. Lake, the bassist Reggie Workman and the drummer Andrew Cyrille and another hardy trio, 10^32K, with Frank Lacy on trombone, Kevin Ray on bass and Andrew Drury on drums. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, roulette.org. (Chinen)
JASON STEIN’S HEARTS AND MINDS (Wednesday) Mr. Stein, a bass clarinetist and a fixture of Chicago’s experimental scene, passes through town next week as the arena tour opener for his sister, the comedian Amy Schumer. He apparently also still accepts work on a less cavernous scale — as in the Sound It Out series, which presents him with Paul Giallorenzo on synthesizer and Chad Taylor on drums, drawing from a terrific new album, “Hearts and Minds.” At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, http://www.greenwichhouse.org. (Chinen)
WADADA LEO SMITH TRIO/THURMAN BARKER’S HERITAGE ENSEMBLE (Friday) Mr. Smith, a trumpeter of fiery purpose and intrepid imagination, has a fine new album: “America’s National Parks,” as grand and egalitarian a statement as the title suggests. For his part in this concert, presented by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, he’ll lead a trio with Dwight Andrews on reeds and flutes and Bobby Naughton on vibraphone. The other half of the bill features Mr. Barker, a drummer, with his Heritage Ensemble, which includes Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet and Bill Lowe on trombone. At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, 800-838-3006, aacm-newyork.com. (Chinen)