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"
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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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Jazz Listings From the New York Times

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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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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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MARILYN CRISPELL (Saturday) Ms. Crispell, a pianist equally celebrated for aggressive atonality and delicate lyricism, plays the early set here (8 p.m.) as a solo recital. In the later set (at 10), she works with Michelle Makarski, a violinist, and Lukas Ligeti, a drummer and composer (and this month’s programmer at the Stone). At the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, New York, thestonenyc.com; $20 per set.

MARY HALVORSON AND JESSICA PAVONE (Wednesday) Ms. Halvorson plays acoustic guitar in this duo, and Ms. Pavone plays viola. On their new album, “Thin Air” (Thirsty Ear), they continue their experiments with spindly melodies and confrontational harmonies, playing and singing in a way that suggests intimacy without comfort. At 7 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 965-9177, barbesbrooklyn.com; suggested donation, $10.

MARY HALVORSON TRIO (Saturday) 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 will draw again from that material here, with Mr. Hebert and another responsive drummer, Tomas Fujiwara. Also on the bill: a collective quartet composed of the guitarist Chris Forsyth, the multireedist Chris Heenan, the sound collagist Aki Onda and the trumpeter Nate Wooley. At 8 p.m., Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, at Pitt Street, Lower East Side, (212) 598-0400, henrystreet.org/arts; $10.

JOHN HOLLENBECK’S CLAUDIA QUINTET (Friday and Saturday) This improvising chamber ensemble pursues texturally oriented and often contrapuntal exploration; Mr. 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. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com.; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum.

ETHAN IVERSON TRIO (Monday and Tuesday) Ethan Iverson, the pianist probably best known as one-third of the Bad Plus, digs in with a different trio here, and more of a standard repertory. His partners are the drummer Albert (Tootie) Heath, a bebop veteran, and the bassist Ben Street, a versatile peer. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Smalls, 183 West 10th Street, West Village, (212) 252-5091, smallsjazzclub.com; cover, $20.

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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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THE BAD PLUS (Tuesday) The curious agenda of this staunchly cohesive trio feels even curiouser on “For All I Care” (Do the Math/Heads Up), the first Bad Plus album to feature a vocalist, Wendy Lewis. Before embarking on a European tour, the full cohort stops here for a belated album-release concert, featuring Ms. Lewis on such disparate fare as “Lithium” (Nirvana) and “Barracuda” (Heart). At 9 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, near the Bowery, Lower East Side, (212) 533-2111, boweryballroom.com; $25. (Chinen)

MARY HALVORSON TRIO (Friday) 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. It was one of the standout jazz albums of 2008, partly because it felt so utterly of its moment. Ms. Halvorson will draw again from that material here, but she’ll also introduce some new music and feature a couple of guests, the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and the alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon. 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)

CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO (Thursday) “Baboon Strength” (Spire Artist Media), the new release from the guitarist Charlie Hunter, reflects his fruitful preoccupation with groove and introduces a tight new trio with the keyboardist Erik Deutsch and the drummer Tony Mason. This album-release gig will also feature Eric Biondo on trumpet and Cochemea Gastelum on baritone saxophone. At 8:30 p.m., Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan Street, Greenwich Village, sullivanhallnyc.com; $18 advance, $20 door. (Chinen)

A LOVE SUPREME (Saturday) John Coltrane’s most beloved album receives a spirited interpretation, courtesy of Exuberance, a group consisting of the trumpeter Roy Campbell, the tenor saxophonist Louie Belogenis, the drummer Michael Wimberly and the bassist Hilliard Greene. Joining this worshipful effort are the pianist Andrew Bemkey and the vocalist Beth Anne Hatton. At 8 p.m., Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East Seventh Street, East Village, (212) 477-0666, middlechurch.org; $15. (Chinen)

OPEN LOOSE (Friday) Together with the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby and the drummer Tom Rainey, Mark Helias, a bassist and composer, walks a line between form and freedom, confirming that there can be rigor in both. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

JESSE STACKEN TRIO (Thursday) On “That That” (Fresh Sound New Talent), the pianist Jesse Stacken presents a program of original pieces showcasing his slippery rapport with the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Jeff Davis, who rejoin him here. 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)

VISION COLLABORATION NIGHTS (Wednesday and Thursday) The Vision Festival unfurls one of its perennial off-season satellite series, dealing explicitly with movement. This first night of festivities features several dancers and more than a few musicians, including the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, leading Tamarindo, a trio with William Parker on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums. The second night features the violinist Jason Kao Hwang, among others. (Through Feb. 21.) At 7:30 p.m., Living Theater, 21 Clinton Street, Lower East Side, (212) 254-5420, artsforart.org/events; $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $15 students. (Chinen)

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