Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From the Times:

HARRIS EISENSTADT/NATE WOOLEY (Saturday) Mr. Eisenstadt, a restlessly creative drummer, will be leading a promising new chamber group, Woodblock Prints, every Saturday this month. For this first installment he shares the bill with Mr. Wooley, a sharp trumpeter in whose trio he also plays. At 9 and 10 p.m., I-Beam Music, 168 Seventh Street, between Second and Third Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com; suggested donation, $10. (Chinen)20090305

GERRY HEMINGWAY QUARTET (Friday) Texture is more of a priority than tempo in Gerry Hemingway’s drumming, and his compositions reveal a fruitful fascination with polytonality. He works here with three longtime collaborators: the trumpeter Herb Robertson, the tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and the bassist Kermit Driscoll. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)20090305

ADAM KOLKER QUARTET (Sunday) On “Flag Day” (Sunnyside), his most recent album, the saxophonist Adam Kolker seeks out a spirit of elevated modernity, with an ensemble anchored by the bassist John Hebert. He does the same here, welcoming to the equation the responsive drummer Gerry Hemingway and the fluid guitarist Ben Monder. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)20090305

? OLIVER LAKE AND VIJAY IYER (Friday) Mr. Lake, a veteran alto saxophonist with a penetrating tone, teams up with Mr. Iyer, a pianist with a complex understanding of rhythm. They represent two generations of the avant-garde, but that should merely be understood as different positions along a continuum. At 7:30 p.m., Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400, symphonyspace.org; $30 on the day of the concert; $25 in advance; $20 for members. (Chinen)20090305

THE THIRTEENTH ASSEMBLY (Wednesday) This collective — the guitarist Mary Halvorson, the cellist Jessica Pavone, the cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and the drummer Tomas Fujiwara — has a new album, “(un)sentimental” (Important), that irons a noisy new wrinkle in the upstart avant-garde. In performance, the group seems inclined to draw from the album, but also diverge from it in whatever ways feel useful. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From the Times:

THE BROOKLYN EXPERIMENTS (Sunday) This continuing series spotlights two good working bands here, each falling slightly to the left of center. Starting at 8:30 p.m. is a group led by the bassist Chris Tarry, and featuring reliable sparks from the alto saxophonist David Binney. Then at 10, the Execution Quintet, led by the trombonist Josh Roseman, takes advantage of some smart cohesion between the trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, the alto saxophonist Myron Walden, the multireedist Peter Apfelbaum (playing organ here), and the drummer Rudy Royston. At Rose Live Music, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718) 599-0069, liveatrose.com; no cover. (Chinen)HOLLY COLE (Wednesday and Thursday) Ms. Cole is the sort of jazz chanteuse who coyly evokes an image of curling smoke and shadows, but she has solid musical footing. She draws here from a recent self-titled album, which she produced with the bassist Greg Cohen. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212) 475-8592, bluenote.net; cover, $25 at tables, $15 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen).

OLIVER LAKE BIG BAND (Friday) Oliver Lake, a well-traveled alto saxophonist with a robust and piercing sound, features his own music for this large ensemble, with help from strong improvisers like the multireedist Marty Erhlich, the trumpeter Peck Allmond and the trombonist Craig Harris. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; cover, $15; $10 for members. (Chinen)

TONY MALABY AND PALOMA RECIO (Saturday) The versatile tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby brings a Spanish tinge to this working band with the guitarist Ben Monder, the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Nasheet Waits. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; cover, $15; $10 for members. (Chinen)

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