Source: The New York Times.
MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS TRIO / BLUIETT MUSIC (Friday) This concert, presented by the New York chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, features a set by its founder, Mr. Abrams — an incorruptibly original pianist and composer, working here with Meaghan Burke on cello and Tom Chiu on violin. Sharing the bill is the baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett, joined by the tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, the pianist D.D. Jackson, the bassist Luke Stewart and the drummer Reggie Nicholson. At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan, 800-838-3006, aacm-newyork.com. (Nate Chinen)
CHARLIE HADEN’S LIBERATION MUSIC ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY CARLA BLEY (Thursday through Nov. 6) This revolutionary big band has soldiered on, to one degree or another, since the death of its founder, the great bassist Charlie Haden, in 2014. Solely led now by his longtime collaborator Carla Bley, the band has a fine new album, “Time/Life,” named after a tender dirge she wrote in his memory. And it’s no coincidence that the band, stocked with aces like the saxophonists Loren Stillman and Tony Malaby, sets up shop in the lead-up to Election Day. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.com. (Chinen)
OKKYUNG LEE (Friday) Ms. Lee is a cellist of exploratory instincts, at home in a purely spontaneous setting. She performs here with a harpist, Maeve Gilchrist, as well as the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the pianist Jacob Sacks. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, Manhattan, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org. (Chinen)
JACOB SACKS QUINTET (Saturday) The pianist Jacob Sacks is what you might call an inner-workings musician, drawn to the subtler, deeper mechanics of harmony and form. He has often worked in small-group settings with the excellent drummer Dan Weiss, who anchors this quintet alongside Michael Formanek on bass. In the front line are two smartly garrulous tenor saxophonists, Ellery Eskelin and Tony Malaby. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)
ANNA WEBBER’S SIMPLE TRIO (Thursday) “Simple” is a relative term, maybe even a sardonic joke, for Ms. Webber, an unrelentingly inventive flutist, tenor saxophonist and composer. She created the compositions on her head-spinning new album, “Binary,” using internet resources — even, at one point, a random-number algorithm — and entrusting the results to this trio, with Matt Mitchell on piano and John Hollenbeck on drums. They revisit this concept, which works much better as music than as descriptive preamble, under the banner of the Sound It Out series. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org. (Chinen)