Jazz Listings from the New York Times

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CAINE-SPEED-ALESSI-FELDER-LEFEBVRE-SMITH (Wednesday) Turbocharged jazz-funk is the likely purview of this awkwardly named assemblage, made up of the keyboardist Uri Caine, the multireedist Chris Speed, the trumpeter Ralph Alessi, the guitarist Nir Felder, the bassist Tim LeFebvre and the drummer Nate Smith. At 10 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village , (212) 929-9883, 55bar.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

CLAUDIA QUINTET (Sunday) This improvising chamber ensemble pursues texturally oriented and often contrapuntal exploration; John Hollenbeck’s drumming is one color on a palette that also includes Chris Speed’s clarinet and tenor saxophone, Ted Reichman’s accordion, Drew Gress’s bass and Matt Moran’s vibraphone. For this performance, the product of a Chamber Music America commission, the group becomes a sextet with the addition of Gary Versace on piano. At 9 p.m., Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, near Third Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn , myspace.com/295douglass; suggested donation, $10. (Chinen)

DAVE DOUGLAS QUINTET (Friday through Sunday) The trumpeter Dave Douglas has led a handful of bands in recent years, but this one — with Donny McCaslin on tenor saxophone, Uri Caine on piano, James Genus on bass and Clarence Penn on drums — may be the closest to his core. The group, last documented on a live recording in 2006, seems predisposed to make its Village Vanguard return into an event. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village , (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; cover, $20, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

DANIEL LEVIN TRIO / TEENAGE BURNOUT / MICHAËL ATTIAS (Tuesday) Mr. Attias, a saxophonist, opens this adventurous triple bill with an unaccompanied solo performance, at 8 p.m. Next up, at 9, is a trio led by the cellist Daniel Levin, with Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums. Finally, at 10, there’s Teenage Burnout, an intriguingly named project of the baritone saxophonist (and bass clarinetist) Josh Sinton, the guitarist Owen Stewart-Robertson and the drummer Tony Falco. At Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, near Third Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn , myspace.com/295douglass; suggested donation, $10. (Chinen)

? TONY MALABY (Friday through Sunday) Mr. Malaby is a tenor and soprano saxophonist equally capable of focused tension and wild abandon. He covers that range with three unconventionally shaped bands this weekend: Double Heart, a group with two intuitive Norwegian bassists, and the drummer Tom Rainey (on Friday); Apparitions, featuring Mr. Rainey alongside another drummer, John Hollenbeck, and the bassist Drew Gress (on Saturday); and Malaby-Sanchez-Rainey, a collective trio with Mr. Rainey and the keyboardist Angelica Sanchez (Sunday). Friday and 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, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

DONNY MCCASLIN GROUP (Tuesday and Wednesday) “Declaration” (Sunnyside) is the thoughtful new release from the tenor and soprano saxophonist Donny McCaslin: an arranger’s album, featuring challenging music for nonet. Drawing on that music here, Mr. McCaslin re-enlists most of the same musicians, including Alex Sipiagin on trumpet, Marcus Rojas on tuba and Ben Monder on guitar. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan , (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; cover, $20. (Chinen)

MICROSCOPIC SEPTET (Friday) A few years ago the complete output of this high-spirited outfit was reissued by Cuneiform, thwarting any notion that jazz in the 1980s was strictly a conservative affair. Here the group draws partly from “Lobster Leaps In” (Cuneiform), a new release stocked with music by two diabolical resident composers, the pianist Joel Forrester and the soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston. 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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BASSDRUMBONE (Sunday) Nearly 30 years ago the bassist Mark Helias, the drummer Gerry Hemingway and the trombonist Ray Anderson first began knocking about together as BassDrumBone. A few years ago they released a taut update, “The Line Up” (Clean Feed), that affirmed the haleness of their rapport. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10, with a $6 minimum. (Chinen)20091204

JAMES CARNEY GROUP (Tuesday) “Ways & Means” (Songlines) is the artfully layered new album by the keyboardist and composer James Carney, who reunites with several of its contributors here: the trombonist Josh Roseman, the bassist Chris Lightcap and the drummer Mark Ferber. At 9:30 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village , (212) 929-9883, 55bar.com; $10. (Chinen)20091204

DAVE DOUGLAS QUINTET (Tuesday through Thursday) The trumpeter Dave Douglas has led a handful of different bands in recent years, but this one — with Donny McCaslin on tenor saxophone, Uri Caine on piano, James Genus on bass and Clarence Penn on drums — may be the closest to his core. The group, last documented on a live recording made in 2006, seems predisposed to make its Village Vanguard return into an event. (Through Dec. 13.) At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village , (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; cover, $20, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)20091204

ERGO (Sunday) The trombonist Brett Sroka, the keyboardist Carl Maguire and the drummer Shawn Baltazor make up this atmospheric collective, which takes full advantage of electronic programming and cross-genre appropriation. The band performs in celebration of its intentionally spooky new album, “Multitude, Solitude” (Cuneiform). At 6 p.m., Downtown Music Gallery, 13 Monroe Street, between Catherine and Market Streets, Chinatown , (212) 473-0043, downtownmusicgallery.com; free. (Chinen)20091204

GERRY HEMINGWAY QUINTET (Friday) Texture is often more of a priority than tempo in Gerry Hemingway’s drumming, and his compositions reveal a fruitful fascination with polytonality. In this quintet he plays with a longtime collaborator, the tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, as well as the multireedist Oscar Noriega, the guitarist Terrence McManus 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; $10, with a $6 minimum. (Chinen)20091204

? MICROSCOPIC SEPTET (Saturday) A few years ago the complete output of this high-spirited outfit was reissued by Cuneiform, thwarting any notion that jazz in the 1980s was strictly a conservative affair. Here the group draws partly from “Lobster Leaps In” (Cuneiform), a new release stocked with music by two diabolical resident composers, the pianist Joel Forrester and the soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston. At 10 p.m., 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street, at Canal Street , (212) 601-1000, 92y.org/92ytribeca; $18 in advance; $20 at the door. (Chinen)20091204

? MATTHEW SHIPP AND WILLIAM PARKER (Monday) Mr. Shipp, a pianist of restless and ruminative energies, has an excellent solo album, “4D” (Thirsty Ear), due out next month. He draws on some of the same strategies here, but the presence of Mr. Parker — a powerfully dynamic bass player, and a longtime rhythm-section partner — should provide some rich additional context. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 475-8592, bluenote.net; cover, $15 at tables, $10 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)20091204

JEN SHYU (Friday and Saturday) Ms. Shyu, a vocalist well accustomed to experimental tensions, presents a new commission, “Raging Waters, Red Sands,” for an ensemble that includes Ivan Barenboim on clarinet, Mat Maneri on viola and Chris Dingman on vibraphone. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $15; $10 for members. (Chinen)

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TIM BERNE AND LOS TOTOPOS (Thursday) Mr. Berne, an alto saxophonist and composer with a taste for coarsely layered frictions, presents a newly minted ensemble here, with Matt Mitchell on piano and electronics, Oscar Noriega on clarinets and Ches Smith on percussion. The band focuses not only on sharp and convoluted new music by Mr. Berne, but also on some rather obscure material written more than 30 years ago by his former mentor, the saxophonist-composer Julius Hemphill. At 9 p.m., I-Beam, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn , ibeambrooklyn.com; suggested donation, $10. (Chinen)20091126

DECOUPAGE (Tuesday) As the name implies, this improvising chamber group presents a study in artful layers: Curtis Hasselbring’s trombone, Matt Moran’s vibraphone, Satoshi Takeishi’s percussion and Mary Halvorson’s guitar. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; $10. (Chinen)20091126

PETER EVANS QUINTET (Thursday) Peter Evans, probably best recognized for his role in the upstart free-bop quartet Mostly Other People Do the Killing, is a trumpeter with an expressive command of timbre and tone. He’s also a bandleader of emerging promise; in this group he corrals the pianist Carlos Homs, the bassist Chris Tordini, the drummer Kassa Overall and the electronics artist Sam Pluta. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; $10. (Chinen)20091126

? JOHN HOLLENBECK (Monday) Mr. Hollenbeck, a percussionist-composer of broad vision and vibrant execution, presides over a triple bill in celebration of two new albums, “Eternal Interlude” (Sunnyside) and “Rainbow Jimmies” (GPE). Anchoring the evening is his Large Ensemble, a superbly cohesive big band stocked with musicians of similar temperament. Mr. Hollenbeck will also perform with Future Quest, a small-group project devoted to the music of Meredith Monk; and with a chamber trio featuring the violinist Todd Reynolds and the vibraphonist Matt Moran. At 8 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 228-4854, lepoissonrouge.com; $15. (Chinen)20091126

TODD SICKAFOOSE’S TINY RESISTORS (Friday) As a bassist, Mr. Sickafoose builds grooves from the ground up, but that’s no impediment to the buoyancy of his music. “Tiny Resistors” (Cryptogramophone), his most recent album, features a number of tunes in which horn parts and guitar lines swirl around a calmly asymmetrical pulse; among his partners here are the saxophonist John Ellis and the trombonist Alan Ferber. At 10 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village , (212) 929-9883, 55bar.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)20091126

NATE WOOLEY QUINTET (Wednesday) Nate Wooley, a perspicacious young trumpeter, leads an ensemble pointedly shaped to resemble Eric Dolphy’s band on the landmark album “Out to Lunch,” and charges it with all-new original music. The ranks will include Josh Sinton on bass clarinet, Matt Moran on vibraphone, John Hébert on bass and Harris Eisenstadt on drums. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10, with a $6 minimum. (Chinen)

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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, millertheatre.com; $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, corneliastreetcafe.com; 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, 5ccc.com; $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, dromnyc.com; $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 roulette.org. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo , (212) 219-8242, roulette.org; $15; $10 for students, those under 30 and 60+; free for members. (Chinen)

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JOE MORRIS’S WILDLIFE (Monday) “Wildlife” (Aum Fidelity), an engagingly prickly new album by the guitarist-turned-bassist Joe Morris, features a working free-jazz trio with the expressive saxophonist Petr Cancura and the responsive drummer Luther Gray. The group plays the early set here, at 7:30 p.m.; a later set, at 9, will feature Four for Time, a similarly experimental confab consisting of two guitarists, Brad Farberman and Marco Cappelli, and two saxophonists, Ras Moshe and Darius Jones. Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side , (212) 228-9874, rucma.org; $10 per set; $7 for students. (Chinen)20090806

MATANA ROBERTS (Sunday) Ms. Roberts, a saxophonist and composer with a keen sense of dramatic impact, leads a promising trio with two equally resourceful improvisers: the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the drummer Ches Smith. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; $10. (Chinen)20090806

TYSHAWN SOREY’S ‘OBLIQUE’ (Sunday) The restlessly creative drummer and composer Tyshawn Sorey was responsible for this month’s bookings at the Stone, and he took a few opportunities to feature his own work. In an 8 p.m. set here, he leads Oblique, a chamberlike ensemble that includes Pete Robbins on saxophone, John Escreet on piano, Todd Neufeld on guitar and Thomas Morgan on bass. At 10 he presents Mushin, a group with two bassists (Mr. Morgan and Chris Tordini) and two drummers (himself and John McLellan). The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; $10 per set. (Chinen)20090806

? TRIO 3 WITH GERI ALLEN (Friday and Saturday) Never mind the redundancy in the title, or the fact that this avant-garde collective actually works here as a quartet. The alto saxophonist Oliver Lake, the bassist Reggie Workman and the drummer Andrew Cyrille are battle-ready teammates; they stand only to gain from the addition of the pianist Geri Allen, as they recently proved on an album called “At This Time” (Intakt). At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton , (212) 581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; $30 for general admission; $40 for premium seating; and a $10 minimum.20090806

VANDERMARK 5 (Sunday) The Chicago-based multireedist Ken Vandermark applies a go-anywhere ethos to his signature ensemble, along with a dash of punk-rock cohesion. His co-conspirators are the saxophonist Dave Rempis, the cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, the bassist Kent Kessler and the drummer Tim Daisy; their set list here should include some material from “Annular Gift” (Not Two), an album due out next month. At 8 and 10 p.m., Union Hall, 702 Union Street, at Fifth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (718) 638-4400, unionhallny.com; $10. (Chinen)20090806

DAN WEISS TRIO/CRAIG TABORN (Thursday) In the 10 p.m. slot here, Dan Weiss, a drummer well versed in Indian classical music, along with rock and modern jazz, leads his working trio with the pianist Jacob Sacks and the bassist Thomas Morgan. An earlier set, at 8, will feature Mr. Taborn, an acutely texture-aware pianist, in solo performance. The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; $10 per set. (Chinen)

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A BODY WITHOUT ORGANS (Sunday) This metaphysically named series, held every other Sunday in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, reflects the rugged ideals of its organizer, the drummer Mike Pride. In the later sets here, at roughly 10 p.m., he leads a quartet called From Bacteria to Boys; an earlier set, at 9, features a quartet led by the incisive trumpeter Kirk Knuffke. Coco66, 66 Greenpoint Avenue, between Franklin and West Streets, Greenpoint, Brooklyn , (718) 389-7392, coco66.com; cover, $6. (Chinen)20090716

ANDREW D’ANGELO GAY DISCO TRIO (Friday) Strenuous, polymorphous improvisation is the mandate of this working band with Andrew D’Angelo, an alto saxophonist and bass clarinetist; Trevor Dunn, a focused bassist; and Jim Black, a feverishly inventive drummer. (The name is a red herring, but a tasty one.) At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)20090716

DIGITAL PRIMITIVES (Sunday) The multireedist Assif Tsahar, the multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore and the percussionist Chad Taylor make up this experimental ensemble, which released an album of the same title a few years ago. For this engagement they welcome a sturdy interloper, Charlie Burnham, on violin. At 8 p.m., Zebulon, 258 Wythe Avenue, near Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn , (718) 218-6934, zebuloncafeconcert.com; no cover. (Chinen)20090716

TOMAS FUJIWARA AND THE HOOK UP (Wednesday) Mr. Fujiwara’s alert drumming has propelled some excellent ensembles on the new-music landscape. Here he presents his own open-ended compositions for a band with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Brian Settles on tenor saxophone, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Danton Boller on bass. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10. (Chinen)20090716

JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY (Saturday) This freewheeling jam band recently expanded from trio to quartet form: its full lineup now includes the pianist Brian Haas, the lap steel guitarist Chris Combs, the bassist Matt Hayes and the drummer Josh Raymer. The group has a new album, “Winterwood,” available for free download at jfjo.com; this one-night stand should strike a similar mood of swirling whimsy. At 11:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village , (212) 598-7100, joespub.com; $12 in advance; $15 at the door. (Chinen)20090716

JOE MORRIS’S WILDLIFE (Friday) “Wildlife” (Aum Fidelity), an engagingly prickly new album by the guitarist-turned-bassist Joe Morris, features a working free-jazz trio with the expressive saxophonist Petr Cancura and the responsive drummer Luther Gray. It’s a small but potent effort, and it probably only hints at what’s possible in performance. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)20090716

TRIO 3 (Monday) This avant-garde supergroup, with Oliver Lake on alto saxophone, Reggie Workman on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums, has been working on and off together for 20 years. Capable of tenderness as well as of turbulence, it’s a collective entity that explores every available option in the course of a performance — even, one hopes, a free performance in a bookstore. At 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1972 Broadway, at 66th Street , (212) 595-6859; free. (Chinen)

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RASHIED ALI QUINTET (Wednesday and Thursday) Rashied Ali has had a substantial career in the jazz avant-garde, but hard bop is the foundation for this quintet, which works here to celebrate the release of a new album, “Live in Europe” (Survival). The band’s rough-and-tumble front line features the trumpeter Josh Evans and the tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark; its rhythm section includes the pianist Greg Murphy and the bassist Joris Teepe. At 9:30 and 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., Zinc Bar, 82 West Third Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 477-9462, zincbar.com; cover, $5, with a one-drink minimum. 20090709

? DARCY JAMES ARGUE’S SECRET SOCIETY (Wednesday) This postmillennial big band, led by Mr. Argue, an indefatigable young composer, recently released an admirable studio debut, “Infernal Machines” (New Amsterdam). In performance the group balances airtight precision with a good measure of looseness and crackle. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $15. (Chinen)20090709

? STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA (Thursday) This brashly exuberant little big band, led by the slide trumpeter and arranger Steven Bernstein, always has another trick up its sleeve. Here it’s a repertory hook: the band will be playing music by Sly and the Family Stone, with help from the former Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell and a proudly diverse array of vocalists, including Martha Wainwright, Sandra St. Victor and Shilpa Ray. At 7 p.m., Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, State Street and Battery Place, Lower Manhattan, rivertorivernyc.com; free; tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis, starting at 5 p.m. (Chinen)20090709

ANDREW DRURY’S CONTENT PROVIDER (Friday) Mr. Drury is a drummer with a tenacious experimental streak, which he indulges freely in this working band. Its powerful lineup includes the trumpeter Peter Evans, the alto saxophonist Briggan Krauss and the tenor saxophonist Chris Speed. (A later set, at 10 p.m., will feature the Australian vocalist Kristen Berardi, joined by Sean Wayland on piano and Miles Okazaki on guitar.) At 9 p.m., I-Beam, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)20090709

MISTAKEN INDEMNITY (Wednesday) This new trio — with the guitarist Jonathan Goldberger, the bassist Todd Sickafoose and the drummer Jim Black — takes aim at presumptive roles and conventional expectations, improvising with an upfront collective ideal. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)20090709

REGGIE NICHOLSON PERCUSSION CONCEPT (Thursday) The name tells much of the story when it comes to this ensemble, led by the incisive drummer Reggie Nicholson and featuring three additional percussionists: Warren Smith, Don Eaton and Daniel Carter (who also plays woodwind instruments). The group will be revisiting music from a recent live release, “Timbre Suite” (Tone Colors). At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10. (Chinen)20090709

NATE WOOLEY-PETER EVANS DUO/DAN PECK TRIO (Saturday) In the early set here, Mr. Wooley and Mr. Evans — fellow trumpeters and sonic adventurers — engage in a prickly and shape-shifting duo interaction. Then the tuba player Dan Peck will lead a group with Tom Blancarte on bass and Brian Osborne on drums, exploring a low-slung improvisational terrain partly informed by doom metal. At 9 and 10 p.m., I-Beam, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com; suggested donation, $10. (Chinen)

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HARRIS EISENSTADT TRIO / IDEAL BREAD (Saturday) In the headlining late shift of this double bill (at 10 p.m.), Mr. Eisenstadt, a creatively restless drummer and composer, leads a trio with the tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and the cellist Christopher Hoffman. An earlier set (at 9) will feature Ideal Bread, a collective dedicated to the music of Steve Lacy, with Josh Sinton on baritone saxophone, Kirk Knuffke on trumpet, Reuben Radding on bass and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

JOEL HARRISON ENSEMBLE (Sunday and Tuesday) Mr. Harrison, an ever-productive guitarist, explores two sides of the same original music within the next week, starting with a more free-form approach on Sunday, in a group with the alto saxophonist David Binney, the bassist Stephan Crump and the drummer Jordan Perlson. On Tuesday he focuses more on groove, backed by Mr. Perlson along with the bassist Fima Ephron and the guitarist Pete McCann. Sunday at 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; cover, $10. Tuesday at 10 p.m., Rose Live Music, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718) 599-0069, liveatrose.com; no cover. (Chinen)

JON IRABAGON AND MIKE PRIDE (Sunday and Monday) Returning to the stark but fruitful premise of a recent album, “I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues” (Loyal), Mr. Irabagon, an expressive saxophonist, joins Mr. Pride, a hard-charging drummer, in a series of rigorous improvised duets. Sunday at 7:30 p.m., the Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, (212) 228-9874; $5. Monday at 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT (Tuesday and Wednesday) This single-minded repertory project, led by the drummer Gregg Bendian, pursues the visionary fusion of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, with all appropriate fervor. Each of its three sets here will assume a different character: the 7 p.m. slot on Tuesday is devoted to pieces by John McLaughlin, including the rarely heard “Suite for a Cappella Choir,” while the 10 p.m. slot is more of a greatest-hits experience. On Wednesday at 7 p.m. the focus is on “Visions of the Emerald Beyond,” an album released in 1975. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $18 in advance; $23 on the day of show; $45 for a three-show pass. (Chinen)

? MYRA MELFORD AND HAPPY WHISTLINGS (Tuesday) Revisiting compositional forms that she first unveiled last year, Ms. Melford, a thoughtful and serious-minded pianist, leads a responsive ensemble with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Taylor Ho Bynum on trumpet and Stomu Takeishi on bass. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

? PAUL MOTIAN TRIO 2000 + 3 (Tuesday through Thursday) The masterly drummer Paul Motian introduces a new lineup for this ensemble: Masabumi Kikuchi on piano, Michael Adkins on tenor saxophone, Loren Stillman on alto saxophone and Ben Street on bass. Expect a weightless and luminous sort of music, with an equal commitment to mystery and melody. (Through July 12.) At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; cover, $20, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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EVOLVING MUSIC (Monday) The next installment of this avant-garde series will feature two trios, each with a strong identity. First up at 7:30 p.m. is Flow Trio, with Louie Belogenis on tenor saxophone, Joe Morris on bass and Charles Downs on drums; the group has a stark but rewarding new album, “Rejuvenation” (ESP-Disk). At 9 the smartly blustery trombonist Ray Anderson leads a trio of his own, with bass and drums. The Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side , (212) 254-5420, myspace.com/rucmanyc; $10 per set, $15 for the night; students $7 per set, $12 for the night (Chinen)20090625

TOMAS FUJIWARA AND THE HOOK UP (Saturday) Mr. Fujiwara’s alert drumming has propelled some excellent ensembles on the new-music landscape. Here he presents his own open-ended compositions for a band with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Brian Settles on tenor saxophone, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Danton Boller on bass. At 9 p.m., Jalopy Theater, 315 Columbia Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn , (718) 395-3214, jalopy.biz; $15. (Chinen)20090625

? MARY HALVORSON (Sunday) Last year the guitarist Mary Halvorson released “Dragon’s Head” (Firehouse 12), a brambly but engaging debut featuring her own compositions for a trio with the bassist John Hebert and the drummer Ches Smith. Ms. Halvorson draws again from that material here, but she’ll also perform newer music for quintet, enlisting the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and the alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon. At 7 p.m., Joe’s Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village , (212) 598-7100, joespub.com; $12 in advance, $15 at the door, with a two-drink or $12 food minimum. (Chinen)20090625

ETHAN IVERSON AND TIM BERNE (Friday) Mr. Iverson, the pianist in the Bad Plus, has worked memorably with the alto saxophonist Tim Berne: last year they both appeared on “Buffalo Collision” (Screwgun), a self-titled debut by a collective, free-improvising quartet. Here they appear in mano-a-mano format, presumably with all the tension and cooperation that term implies. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; $10. (Chinen)20090625

TONY MALABY’S APPARITIONS (Monday) Rhythm and texture are often equal priorities for the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, but that would seem especially true in this band, which includes two venturesome drummers — Tom Rainey and John Hollenbeck — along with a bassist, Drew Gress. 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)20090625

ANDY MILNE AND BENOIT DELBECQ (Sunday) Mr. Milne and Mr. Delbecq are resourcefully contemporary pianists, both drawn to quixotic interrogations of harmony and timbre. They team up here, on two pianos, to revisit themes from a strangely beautiful new album, “Where Is Pannonica?” (Songlines). At 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., Klavierhaus, 211 West 58th Street, Manhattan , (718) 732-2276, gomediapr.com; $15, reservations suggested. (Chinen)20090625

? NEW TRUMPET UNDERGROUND 2009 (Friday through Sunday) An off-season production of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, this weekend series gathers eight trumpeter-bandleaders under a progressive banner. Highlights include a set by Old Idea, a Chicago group led by the cornetist Josh Berman, which just released its self-titled Delmark debut (Friday at 10 p.m.); a commissioned premiere by Nadje Noordhuis, an Australian-born trumpeter with a strong, pristine sound (Saturday at 9); and the Russ Johnson Quartet, a steady fixture on the New York scene (Sunday at 9:30). For a full schedule, visit fontmusic.net. Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 per set, or $15 per night. (Chinen)20090625

BEN PEROWSKY QUARTET (Saturday) Mr. Perowsky, an aggressive but nimble drummer, draws here from a very good forthcoming album, “Esopus Opus” (Skirl), with several reliable partners: the saxophonist and clarinetist Chris Speed, the accordionist Ted Reichman and the bassist Trevor Dunn. An earlier set, at 8 p.m., will feature the maniacally creative percussionist Cyro Baptista, improvising alone. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; cover, $10 per set. (Chinen)20090625

MARC RIBOT (Tuesday) Mr. Ribot is a vagabond poet on solo electric guitar, as he proved a handful of years ago with the album “Saints” (Atlantic). He draws partly from the same repertory here, though probably with a few surprises thrown in. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)20090625

SEX MOB (Friday) The members of this downtown institution have lately been engaged in various other pursuits, but their sound is as raucous, and their rapport as rambunctious, as ever. Steven Bernstein plays slide trumpet and leads the charge, though equal weight is pulled by Briggan Krauss on alto saxophone, Tony Scherr on bass and guitar and Kenny Wollesen on drums. At 10 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village , (212) 929-9883, 55bar.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

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Jazz Listings From the New York Times

Cover of "AlasNoAxis"
Cover of AlasNoAxis

From NYTimes.com:

JIM BLACK’S ALASNOAXIS (Thursday) The drummer Jim Black can usually be counted on for fast-tumbling or convulsive momentum, but with AlasNoAxis — his band with the tenor saxophonist Chris Speed, the guitarist Hilmar Jensson and the bassist Skuli Sverrisson — he pulls back to panorama mode. This relatively rare appearance ushers in the release of “Houseplant” (Winter & Winter), the group’s strong new album. At 7 p.m., Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, near Bleecker Street, East Village , (212)614-0505, bowerypoetry.com; $14; $10 for students. (Chinen)20090611

MICHAEL BLAKE/MICHAEL BATES (Tuesday) Mr. Blake, a saxophonist and clarinetist, and Mr. Bates, a bassist, appear in two separate sets here, with groups that share a smartly rugged sensibility. At 8 p.m. Mr. Blake leads a trio with the bassist Ben Allison and the drummer Hamid Drake; at 10 Mr. Bates leads a quartet that includes a solid trumpeter, Russ Johnson. The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10 per set. (Chinen)20090611

?THE BLOOM FESTIVAL (Friday and Thursday) This monthlong series, running Thursday and Friday nights, turns the spotlight on female artists, and specifically those upholding against-the-grain ideals. On Friday one of the event’s organizers, the violist and violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch, leads a group called Balaclava; Thursday’s program will feature a trio led by the keyboardist Kris Davis, with Mary Halvorson on guitar and Ches Smith on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street, near Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (718)789-2762, tealoungeny.com; suggested donation, $5. (Chinen)20090611

?DAVE DOUGLAS AND BRASS ECSTASY (Thursday) Mr. Douglas, the indefatigable trumpeter, cornetist and composer, has a strong new album, “Spirit Moves” (Greenleaf), featuring this likably blustery ensemble. Along with four horn players, Mr. Douglas included, its lineup features a supple and dynamic drummer, Nasheet Waits. (Through June 21.) At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan , (212)576-2232, http://www.jazzstandard.net; $25. (Chinen)20090611

?ERIK FRIEDLANDER (Sunday) Mr. Friedlander’s technique as a cellist extends to pizzicato fingerpicking and well beyond it. He draws here from his album “Block Ice & Propane” (Skipstone), a solo cello odyssey that advances his personal synthesis of American roots music; his only accompaniment will be a film directed by Bill Morrison, with photographs taken by Mr. Friedlander’s father, Lee Friedlander. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)20090611

?NILS PETTER MOLVAER/ARVE HENRICKSEN (Tuesday) Mr. Molvaer and Mr. Henriksen are both Norwegian jazz trumpeters, and each has demonstrated a superior command of electronics. But their styles are distinct: Mr. Molvaer is a shrewd fusioneer drawn to quick, dramatic shifts, while Mr. Henriksen often goes for a kind of folkloric bliss. At 10:30 p.m.; doors open at 10. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212)505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $15. 20090611

MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING (Wednesday) Led by the bassist Moppa Elliott, this prankishly named free-bop quartet has a fairly serious recent record called “This Is Our Moosic” (Hot Cup), featuring impressive contributions from the trumpeter Peter Evans and the alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10. (Chinen)20090611

OPSVIK & JENNINGS (Monday) The bassist Eivind Opsvik and the guitarist Aaron Jennings have maintained this intelligent electro-acoustic collaboration for a handful of years, releasing several albums; their most recent is “A Dream I Used to Remember” (Loyal), which they celebrate here, in quintet formation. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Nublu, 62 Avenue C, between Fourth and Fifth Streets, East Village, nublu.net; $5. (Chinen)20090611

?SEARCH AND RESTORE (Sunday) This jazz showcase, part of the Northside Festival, features experimental music of brainy design and visceral effect. The headliner is Five Elements, an influential band led by the alto saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman. Also on board: Andrew D’Angelo’s Gay Disco Trio, led by Mr. D’Angelo, a puckish multireedist; Kneebody, a youthful jazz-rock confab; and Slow/Fast, a chamberlike group led by the saxophonist Ken Thomson. From 2 to 7 p.m. Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn , (718)384-4586, publicassemblynyc.com; $16; $13 for students. (Chinen)20090611

?VISION FESTIVAL (Friday though Monday) This annual avant-garde summit rolls on, with energies both celebratory and subversive. Among the likely highlights: Ayler Project, an Albert Ayler tribute ensemble featuring the trumpeter Roy Campbell (Friday at 10 p.m.); a quartet led by the drummer Milford Graves (Saturday at 9); just about everything scheduled for Sunday evening, start to finish; and Spontaneous River, a string-heavy orchestra led by the violinist Jason Kao Hwang (Monday at 7 p.m. at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, near Houston Street, Lower East Side). Start times vary; a full schedule is at visionfestival.org. Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, at Pitt Street, Lower East Side , (866)811-4111, henrystreet.org; $30; $25 in advance; $20 for students. (Chinen)

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