Jazz Listings From The New York Times

In the Times:

JAMES CARTER (Tuesday through Thursday) Mr. Carter is a saxophonist of rampaging energies, and he does his best work when backed by toughened stalwarts. That should be the case in this run, which will be recorded for a live album: his blue-chip quintet, partly inspired by soul jazz, features John Medeski on organ and keyboards, Adam Rogers on guitar, Christian McBride on bass and Joey Baron on drums. (Through May 10). At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212) 475-8592, bluenote.net; cover, $27.50 at tables, $15 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)20090430

CYMINOLOGY/THEO BLECKMANN AND BEN MONDER (Thursday) Cyminology is a chamberlike ensemble led by Cymin Samawatie, a German vocalist of Iranian descent. On a reflective new album, “As Ney” (ECM), the group explores jazzlike sonic terrain, but with Ms. Samawatie singing poetic texts in Persian. This album-release performance will include an opening set by Mr. Bleckmann, a vocalist, and Mr. Monder, a guitarist, who have released their own hauntingly ethereal albums together, most recently “At Night” (Songlines). 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)20090430

JOE MCPHEE (Monday and Thursday) Mr. McPhee is a saxophonist with deep history in free jazz, though his instincts as a performer can hardly be restricted by idiom. On Monday he performs in a solo format (at 7:30 p.m.), and then conducts a large-scale group improvisation (at 9). His set on Thursday will feature a percussive partner, Jay Rosen. Monday at the Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, (212) 254-5420, myspace.com/rucmanyc; $10 per set, or $15 for the night; students $7 per set, or $12 for the night. Thursday at 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $5. (Chinen)20090430

DAVID MURRAY QUARTET (Wednesday and Thursday) The indefatigable tenor saxophonist David Murray has lately been touring with “The Sisyphus Revue: A Bop Opera,” his sanctified collaboration with the poet Amiri Baraka. Mr. Murray leads a more conventional quartet here, but it stands to reason that he’ll be at least partly inspired by his recent efforts, arriving with a fresh head of steam. (Through May 9.) At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, (212) 581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; cover, $30 and $40, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)20090430

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Seth Meicht Quartet at RUCMA

From New York’s RUCMA:

Start: 01/12/2009 – 7:30pm
End: 01/12/2009 – 10:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-4

Seth Meicht Quartet
Monday, January 12 @ 7:30 pm
Yippie Café: 9 Bleecker Street, near Bowery
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors: $7
Jam Session @ 9pm: $5

Seth Meicht, saxophone
Aaron Meicht, trumpet
Adam Lane, bass
Mike Pride, drums

Seth Meicht was born in 1976 and grew up in the Philadelphia area. He studied saxophone at the University of the Arts and studied privately with Ron Kerber, David Murray, Odean Pope, and Ben Schachter.

Seth leads his own trio as well as being a founding member of The Meicht Group and The Sepia Trio. The Meicht Group garnered critical acclaim for the recordings Dig the Sound Live (2000) and Loud Like Hemlocks (2001) which were released on Scrapple Records. The Sepia Trio’s newest release is on Utech Records and is entitled cleft. The Seth Meicht Trio has just released its debut CD on Cadence Jazz Records (CJR1196) and, adding Matt Bauder, has released Illumine on C.I.M.P. (#350).

Seth has shared the stage with such luminaries as Michael Brecker, James Carter, Ravi Coltrane, Byard Lancaster, Prince Lasha, Joe Lavano, David Murray, Odean Pope, and Bobby Zankel. Seth is a member of the Odean Pope Saxophone Choir and also the Lars Halle Jazz Orchestra.


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