Jazz Listings From The New York Times


MARTY EHRLICH RITES QUARTET (Saturday) Marty Ehrlich, a versatile alto saxophonist and virtuoso clarinetist, teams up here with some especially inventive improvisers: James Zollar on trumpet, Erik Friedlander on cello and Pheeroan akLaff on drums. At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights , (212) 854-7799,; $25; $18 for 65+; $15 for students ($7 for Columbia University students). (Chinen)20091022

HARRIS EISENSTADT’S CANADA DAY (Saturday and Sunday) A venturesome jazz drummer and composer, Harris Eisenstadt features a longtime working band on his new album, “Canada Day” (Clean Feed). In the process he introduces a batch of smartly interrogatory new pieces arranged for trumpet (Nate Wooley), tenor saxophone (Matt Bauder), vibraphone (Chris Dingman), bass (Eivind Opsvik) and drums (himself). Saturday at 9 and 10:30 p.m.; Sunday at 8:30 p.m.; Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a $6 minimum. (Chinen)20091022

REGGIE NICHOLSON AND ADEGOKE STEVE COLSON (Friday) Mr. Nicholson, a drummer, and Mr. Colson, a pianist, are both longstanding members of the Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians, and in this duo engagement they would seem inclined to pursue that organization’s ideal of intelligent exploration. At 8 p.m., 5C Cultural Center, 68 Avenue C, at Fifth Street, East Village , (212) 477-5993,; $10, with a table minimum of $6. (Chinen)20091022

? THE THIRD MAN TRIO (Sunday) This improvising collective, which could be named either for the number of its parts or for the immortal 1949 film by Carol Reed, brings together an American accordionist (Will Holshouser) with an expatriate multireedist (Michael Moore) and a mischievous Dutch percussionist (Han Bennink). The level of musicianship will be extremely high, and the interplay, specially honed during a preceding East Coast tour, should border on the telepathic. At 7 p.m., Drom, 85 Avenue A, at Fifth Street, East Village , (212) 777-1157,; $12. (Chinen)20091022

? HENRY THREADGILL (Sunday) One of the most important living composers in and around the jazz idiom, Mr. Threadgill has a dazzling new album, “This Brings Us To, Vol. 1” (Pi), featuring his working group Zooid, with Liberty Ellman on guitar, Jose Davila on trombone and tuba, Stomu Takeishi on bass and Elliot Humberto Kavee on drums. Here the same ensemble introduces a full-length piece called “All the Way Light Touch,” commissioned by Roulette, which will also stream a live broadcast at At 8 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo , (212) 219-8242,; $15; $10 for students, those under 30 and 60+; free for members. (Chinen)

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This Week at the ISSUE Project Room

From the ISSUE Project Room:

09/23 @ 8pm – Tony Conrad and Branden W Joseph: a reading, discussion and performance
ISSUE Project Room is pleased to present: Tony Conrad and Brandon W Joseph in a reading and discussion followed by a performance by Tony Conrad. Branden W. Joseph is Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. He is the author of Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg […]

09/24 @ 8pm – Littoral Series: Melvin Van Peebles Nondor Nevai w/ Mick Barr
Melvin Van Peebles is unquestionably a renaissance man and his reputation as a living legend is indisputable. The incomparable Van Peebles has found success in every medium of the entertainment industry as a director, producer, writer, actor, composer and editor. From music (a three time Grammy nominee) to television (an Emmy-award winner) to Broadway (eleven […]

09/25 @ 8pm – Byron Coley and Andy Schwartz with Loren Connors
ISSUE Project Room presents author and poet Byron Coley reading from an unpublished novel about record collectors called ”Dominos”… with musical accompaniment by the legendary Loren Connors, plus a reading by former editor of “New York Rocker” Andy Schwartz. Click to Share on Facebook and other sites

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