Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

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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Jazz Listings from the NY Times

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DARCY JAMES ARGUE’S SECRET SOCIETY (Friday) 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 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $15, members $10. (Nate Chinen)20090917

TAYLOR HO BYNUM (Saturday) Mr. Bynum is a cornetist drawn to combustible interaction, but on his new release, “Madeleine Dreams” (Firehouse 12), which features his jazz-meets-classical ensemble SpiderMonkey Strings, he seeks out a gentle aesthetic, with vocal and literary touches. The same group appears here, drawing deeply from the album. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $15, members $10. (Chinen)20090917

FRANK CARLBERG’S TIVOLI TRIO (Tuesday) Mr. Carlberg, an adventurous pianist and composer, pursues unusual textures and surprising actions in this trio, with the bassist John Hébert and the drummer Gerald Cleaver. The group will soon be recording an album, for release next year; so this one-nighter counts as a dress rehearsal. At 8 p.m., Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, near Third Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn , myspace.com/295douglass; $10. (Chinen)20090917

JAMES CARTER (Friday and Saturday) Mr. Carter is a saxophonist of rampaging energies and unstoppable charisma, and he does some of his best work when tethered loosely to a concept. Here he pays tribute to the horizon-scanning music of John Coltrane with Rashied Ali, leading a plugged-in group that consists of the guitarist Bruce Edwards, the Hammond B-3 organist Gerard Gibbs and the drummer Eli Fountain. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton , (212) 581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; $30, general seating; $40, premium seating. (Chinen)20090917

? CLEAN FEED FEST (Friday and Saturday) Named after a record label based in Lisbon, this festival celebrates the exploratory side of modern jazz. Among the highlights during the event’s final stretch: the multireedist Avram Fefer, leading the trio from his new album, “Ritual” (Friday at 10:30 p.m.); the trumpeter Kirk Knuffke, revisiting the music from his most recent release, “Big Wig” (Saturday at 8); and Fight the Big Bull, a raucous large group joined here by the trumpeter Steven Bernstein (Sunday at 9:30). Cornelia Connelly Center, 220A East Fourth Street, East Village , cleanfeed-records.com; $15. (Chinen)20090917

COLTRANE REVISITED (Wednesday and Thursday) In commemoration of John Coltrane, whose 83rd birthday would have fallen next week, the tenor and soprano saxophonist Joe Lovano leads a band with the pianist Steve Kuhn, the bassist Lonnie Plaxico and two drummers, Billy Hart and Andrew Cyrille. The repertory seems likely to coincide partly with “Mostly Coltrane” (ECM), a fine album recently released under Mr. Kuhn’s name, with Mr. Lovano as a featured guest. (Through Sept. 26.) At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton , (212) 581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; $30, general seating; $40, premium seating. (Chinen)20090917

JEMEEL MOONDOC QUARTET (Saturday) The saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc practices a form of boisterous exploration descended from the 1960s jazz avant-garde. He has the right partners for such a task here: the pianist Connie Crothers, the bassist (and now violinist) Henry Grimes and the drummer Chad Taylor. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; $15. (Chinen)20090917

NEW LANGUAGES FESTIVAL (Thursday) Now in its fifth year, this musician-run festival draws a range of left-of-center musicians under its umbrella. This weekend that lineup includes the trombonist Ben Gerstein, presenting an electro-acoustic project he calls the Gates (Friday at 8:30 p.m.); the guitarist Brandon Ross, leading a trio (Saturday at 8:30); and the tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry, with his quintet (Saturday at 10). Next week it will include a trio consisting of the saxophonist Pete Robbins, the bassist Mario Pavone and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey (Thursday at 10), and a septet led by the festival’s chief organizer, the saxophonist Jackson Moore (Thursday at 11:30). (Through Sept. 26.) McCarren Hall, 98 Bayard Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn , newlanguages.org; $10 per night. (Chinen)20090917

JOHN O’GALLAGHER TRIO (Saturday) John O’Gallagher is an intrepid alto saxophonist and composer, but with a clear melodic streak. He draws here from his most recent album, “Dirty Hands” (Clean Feed), leading a responsive trio with the bassist Masa Kamaguchi and the drummer Jeff Williams. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)20090917

CHES SMITH’S THESE ARCHES (Wednesday) Avant-garde jazz and experimental rock are essentially intertwined in the music of These Arches, led by Mr. Smith, a drummer, and featuring the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the accordionist Andrea Parkins. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10. (Chinen)20090917

STELLAR REGIONS (Wednesday) The recent death of Rashied Ali, the visionary drummer in John Coltrane’s late-period bands, lends an especially poignant air to this free-jazz Coltrane tribute. Mr. Ali was a mentor of sorts to each of the musicians on hand here: the saxophonist Louie Belogenis, the trumpeter Roy Campbell Jr., the pianist Andrew Bemkey, the bassist Hilliard Greene and the drummer Michael Wimberly. At 8 p.m., Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East Seventh Street, at Second Avenue, East Village , (212) 477-0666, middlechurch.org; suggested donation, $15.

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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

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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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BISHOP-CLEAVER-FLOOD (Tuesday) As on a recent album, “Time and Imaginary Time” (Envoi), the saxophonist Andrew Bishop engages in an equal exchange with the drummer Gerald Cleaver and the bassist Tim Flood, expanding compositional frames and exploring open space. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10. (Chinen)20090409

SYLVIE COURVOISIER AND MARK FELDMAN (Wednesday) Ms. Courvoisier, a pianist and composer, pursues intricacy; Mr. Feldman, a violinist, favors intensity. They have recorded together as a duo, which will be their format for the early set here, at 8 p.m. For the later set, at 10, they will enlist the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Gerry Hemingway. The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10 per set. (Chinen)20090409

MARK HELIAS QUARTET (Saturday) Mark Helias is a bassist of adventurous temperament and great rhythmic assurance, as he demonstrates in a band with two longtime associates, the trombonist Ray Anderson and the tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, and a dynamic younger colleague, the drummer Gerald Cleaver. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10. (Chinen)20090409

INGEBRIGT HAKER FLATEN (Friday, Sunday and Monday) Ingebrigt Haker Flaten is a Norwegian bassist, and one of the bigger fish in the pool of European free-improvised music. He’s staging a small-scale New York takeover this week, playing in two different places on Friday: first at Monkeytown (with the saxophonist Hakon Kornstad) and then at the 5C Café (with the cellist Daniel Levin). On Sunday he will appear in Double Heart, a group led by the saxophonist Tony Malaby; on Monday he will work in yet another duo, with the trumpeter Jawwaad Taylor. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Monkeytown, 58 North Third Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718) 384-1369; monkeytownhq.com; cover, $8, with a $10 minimum. Friday at 10 p.m., 5C Cafe, 68 Avenue C, at Fifth Street, East Village, (212) 477-5993, 5ccc.com; no cover, with a $5 minimum. 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. Monday at 9 p.m., the Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, rucma.org; $10; $7 for students. (Chinen)20090409

PAUL MOTIAN OCTET + 1 (Tuesday through Thursday) A luminous and mysterious post-bop ensemble that consists of two contrasting pairs of improvisers (the saxophonists Chris Cheek and Bill McHenry, and the guitarists Steve Cardenas and Tim Miller); a couple of welcome stabilizers (Jerome Harris and Thomas Morgan, both bassists); a pair of wild cards (the violist Mat Maneri and the pianist Jacob Sacks); and a wily mastermind (Mr. Motian, on drums). (Through April 19.) 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)20090409

? SKIRL PARTY V (Saturday) Skirl, a Brooklyn-based label with a ruggedly experimental streak, celebrates its fifth anniversary with four bands from its roster: H-Alpha, an electro-acoustic trio with a new album called “Red Sphere”; the avant-folkish duo composed of the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the violist Jessica Pavone; the New Mellow Edwards, led by the trombonist Curtis Hasselbring; and Andrew D’Angelo’s Gay Disco Trio, led by Mr. D’Angelo, a strenuously upbeat multireedist. At 7:30 p.m., the Bell House, 149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, (718) 643-6510, thebellhouseny.com; $12. 20090409

KEVIN TKACZ’S LETHAL OBJECTION (Tuesday) The bassist Kevin Tkacz (pronounced tax) features his own compositions in this adventurous and boisterous ensemble, with the trumpeter Ralph Alessi, the pianist Angelica Sanchez and, in his first outing with the group, the drummer Gerry Hemingway. At 7 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)20090409

TWICE TOLD TALES (Thursday) This expressive quartet, conversing mainly in terms of free improvisation, consists of the tenor and soprano saxophonists Tony Malaby and Louis Belogenis; the perceptive bassist John Hébert; and the ever-ebullient drummer Joey Baron. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10 per set. (Chinen)

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