Jazz in NYC This Week

Source: The New York Times.

MARY HALVORSON at the Stone (Jan. 30-Feb. 4). Ms. Halvorson — whose crinkly, caustic sound makes her one of the most distinctive guitarists in improvised music — will begin her weeklong residency at the Stone with aa triplicate of duets. She’ll play with the drummer Randy Peterson on Tuesday, the guitarist Liberty Ellman on Wednesday and the guitarist Ben Monder on Thursday. On Feb. 2, she expands to a trio (with John Hébert on bass and Ches Smith on drums); over weekend she plays with a different quartet each night.

JOHN HOLLENBECK LARGE ENSEMBLE at Le Poisson Rouge (Jan. 30, 8 p.m.). Mr. Hollenbeck, an idiosyncratic drummer and sonic architect, likes to let sounds float around and connect at various angles, misplacing and de-ordering things. In the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, the variety of textures involved is plainly remarkable. So is the range of emotional registers: His music can be dirge-like, ludic, abstracted — sometimes multiple things at once. Those are among the big joys of “All Can Work,” an arresting new album from the ensemble. Opening for the band at this concert is a duo featuring the vocalist Theo Bleckmann and the guitarist Ben Monder.
212-505-3474, lpr.com

MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO with Roscoe Mitchell at Zankel Hall (Jan. 27, 9 p.m.). As part of Carnegie Hall’s performance series “The ’60s: The Years that Changed America,” Mr. Shipp, a pianist, adds a special guest to his trio. Mr. Mitchell, a saxophonist and composer, helped found the seminal Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago in 1965. Since then, his seeking intellect and sensitive ear have led him to a multitude of projects and recordings. He has that prolificacy in common with Mr. Shipp, a rugged free improviser in his own right, and one of the more influential members of the New York jazz scene over the past 30 years.
212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org

‘ON THE CORNER OF BOURBON, MALECÓN & BROADWAY’ at Symphony Space (Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.). Three esteemed artists come together here for a night of cross-pollination and exchange uniting the musical traditions of New York, New Orleans and Havana. The New Orleanian jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis will join Steven Bernstein, a stalwart trumpeter of New York’s downtown scene, and Arturo O’Farrill, the progressive Cuban-American pianist. Mr. Bernstein will be accompanied by the Hot 9, the band he co-leads with Henry Butler, another New Orleans pianist. Mr. O’Farrill will present his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.
212-864-5400, symphonyspace.org