From the Times.
WAYNE HORVITZ AND SWEETER THAN THE DAY (Sunday) A pianist attuned to contrast and texture, Mr. Horvitz has kept the spirit of the downtown scene percolating in Seattle since moving there years ago. His self-released new album “A Walk in the Dark” features the elastic working band appearing here. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)
MEPHISTA (Tuesday) Texture and tonality are flexible elements in this exploratory trio, with Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Susie Ibarra on drums and percussion and Ikue Mori on electronics. This performance is a benefit for the nonprofit performance space Roulette. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette at Location One, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo, (212) 219-8242, roulette.org; $20. (Chinen)
BOBBY PREVITE AND THE NEW BUMP (Saturday) Revisiting the sound of an atmospheric yet groove-oriented recent album, “Set the Alarm for Monday” (Palmetto), the drummer Bobby Previte convenes a handful of fellow travelers: the trumpeter Steven Bernstein, the vibraphonist Bill Ware, the bassist Brad Jones and the percussionist Jim Pugliese. At 12:30 a.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212) 475-8592 bluenote.net; cover, $8, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)