Jazz Listings From the New York Times

In the Times:

DARCY JAMES ARGUE’S SECRET SOCIETY (Friday) “Infernal Machines” (New Amsterdam) is the long-awaited debut of this modern big band, led by Mr. Argue, an indefatigable young composer. Girded with indie-rock textures and a generous sense of drama, it deserves the big unfurling that has been organized here. At 10 p.m.; doors open at 9, Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, at Water Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, (718) 222-8500, galapagosartspace.com; $10. (Chinen)

BILLY BANG AND WILLIAM PARKER (Friday) Mr. Bang, a violinist, and Mr. Parker, a bassist, share deep history in New York free-jazz circles, as well as an abiding interest in combining musical forms to new ends. Their duo rapport should be sturdy and, with some luck, intermittently surprising. At 7 p.m., Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, Chelsea, (212) 620-5000, rmanyc.org; $20; $16.20 for members. (Chinen)

PETER BRÖTZMANN TRIO (Sunday) Few modern saxophonists can sound as powerfully abrasive as Mr. Brötzmann; this group, with the comparably more mainstream rhythm team of Eric Revis on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums, could stir some melodic undercurrents as well. The opening band, at 9 p.m., is Radio I-Ching, which recently self-released a vibrant album, “No Wave Au Go Go.” At 10 p.m., Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, (212) 253-0036, cake-shop.com; $10. (Chinen)

BILL FRISELL TRIO (Tuesday through Thursday) On the last two trio releases under his name, both partly recorded at the Village Vanguard, the guitarist Bill Frisell conjured a compelling hallucination of the American popular songbook. His partners, now as then, are the bassist Tony Scherr and the drummer Kenny Wollesen, a widely traveled rhythm team. (Through May 17.) At 9 and 11 p.m. Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; cover, $25, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

GO: ORGANIC ORCHESTRA (Monday) This meditative large ensemble, scheduled to perform at Roulette for the next three Monday nights, is a project of the open-minded percussionist, composer and conductor Adam Rudolph. Drawing inspiration from earthy and elemental sources, it features changeable layers of woodwinds, strings, percussion and guitars. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette at Location One, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo, (212) 219-8242, roulette.org; $15; $10 for students, 60+ and those 30 and younger. (Chinen)

OTHER DIMENSIONS IN MUSIC (Monday) This free-improvising supergroup, performing at 9 p.m., consists of the trumpeter Roy Campbell, the multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, the bassist William Parker and the drummer Charles Downs. In an earlier set, at 7:30, the guitarist Cristian Amigo and the bassist Clif Jackson will perform as a duo. At the Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, (212) 254-1142, rucma.org; $10 for the first set; $15 for the second; students, $7 and $8. (Chinen)

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE (Friday and Saturday) This raucous 10-piece ensemble, jointly led by the cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and the percussionist Abraham Gomez-Delgado, has a new album, “Garabatos Volume One” (Cuneiform), which nails its distinctive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythm and freewheeling improvisation. Most of the album’s cast reassembles here, including the saxophonist Michaël Attias, the vocalist Jen Shyu and the drummer Tomas Fujiwara. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $15 per set; $10 for members. (Chinen)

MARC RIBOT (Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday through Thursday) Mr. Ribot, the guitar-playing polymath with a recorded history both subtle and scabrous, celebrates his 55th birthday this month with a cavalcade of shows, beginning on Saturday at the Brecht Forum with his fellow guitarist Marco Cappelli. On Sunday he appears in Brooklyn with his much-beloved “fake Cuban” band, Los Cubanos Postizos; on Wednesday he leads his Spiritual Unity band and a separate trio at Joe’s Pub. He’ll be at the Stone on two evenings, Tuesday and Thursday, performing in solo and diverse group settings. Saturday at 9 p.m., Brecht Forum, 451 West Street, near Bank Street, West Village, (212) 242-4201, brechtforum.org; $20. Sunday at 1 p.m., Rose Live Music, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718) 599-0069, roselivemusic.com; $15; $10 for mothers (must bring proof of motherhood) and children under 14. Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10. Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village, (212) 967-7555, joespub.com; $20. (Chinen)

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

In the Times:

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 Mary Halvorson on guitar and Danton Boller on bass. At 9 p.m., Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, near Third Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn, myspace.com/295douglass; $10. (Chinen)20090226

KIDD JORDAN, WILLIAM PARKER, HAMID DRAKE (Friday) Mr. Jordan, a venerable New Orleans saxophonist, has a history of boisterous free improvisation with Mr. Parker, a stalwart bassist, and Mr. Drake, a responsive and powerful drummer: a few years ago they made an excellent album together, “Palm of Soul” (AUM Fidelity), and more recently they have made occasional appearances like this one. At 7:30 and 9 p.m., SEA Theater at Clemente Soto Vélez, 107 Suffolk Street, near Rivington Street, Lower East Side, (212) 254-5420, rucma.org; $15 per set, $25 for both sets, $10 per set for students. (Chinen)20090226

DONNY MCCASLIN TRIO (Friday) The tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin has recorded a handful of rewarding albums with chamberlike ensembles, but on his excellent most recent release, “Recommended Tools” (Greenleaf), he tacks in the other direction, leading this muscular trio with the bassist Hans Glawischnig and the drummer Johnathan Blake. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; cover, $15, $10 for members. (Chinen)20090226

DOM MINASI STRING QUARTET (Saturday) A few years ago the guitarist Dom Minasi tapped a boisterous vein with an album called “The Vampire’s Revenge” (CDM). Here he enlists three adventurous musicians heard on the album: the violinist Jason Kao Hwang, the cellist Tomas Ulrich and the bassist Ken Filiano. At 8 p.m., 5C Jazz Cafe, 68 Avenue C, at East Fifth Street, East Village, (212) 254-1142, 5ccc.com; cover, $10, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)20090226

ODE (Friday) Ode is a free-ranging collective that relies on the longstanding rapport between three powerful improvisers: the saxophonist Larry Ochs, the bassist Lisle Ellis and the bassist Trevor Dunn. For this appearance the group welcomes a guest percussionist, Michael Sarin. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo, (212) 219-8242, roulette.org; $15 at the door; $10 for members and students. (Chinen)20090226

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