Jazz Listings for March 13-19 (via NY Times)

As seen in the NY Times:

AACM50: Thomas Buckner (Thursday) Interpretations, the new music series, has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. This concert finds Mr. Buckner, a baritone, performing works composed for him by the association members Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Threadgill. (He’ll be accompanied by an ensemble that includes Ms. Myers.) At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, roulette.org. (Nate Chinen)

Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri (Friday) The pianist Lucian Ban and the violist Mat Maneri have a lovely and restive recent album on ECM — “Transylvanian Concert,” recorded in Mr. Ban’s native land — that reveals their shared interest in enfolding mystery. They reconnect as part of the Sound It Out concert series. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org. (Chinen)

Gary Bartz Quartet (Saturday) An alto and soprano saxophonist whose career has taken him through postbop, jazz-funk and free jazz, Gary Bartz, 74, continues to draw connections in his music. His quartet includes the guitarist Paul Bollenback, the bassist James King and the drummer Greg Bandy. At 8 and 10 p.m., Jazz at Kitano, 66 Park Avenue, East 38th Street, 212-885-7000, kitano.com. (Chinen)

ELEW and Ben Williams (Friday and Saturday) ELEW, the pianist formerly known as Eric Lewis, has made a custom, and something of a cottage industry, out of his heroically vaulting covers of rock anthems. It’s an open question whether that will comprise his approach in this intimate setting, joined only by Mr. Williams, a nimble and soulful bassist. From 9 to 11:30 p.m., Mezzrow, 163 West 10th Street, near Seventh Avenue, Greenwich Village, 646-476-4346, mezzrow.com. (Chinen)

Michael Formanek’s Cheating Heart (Friday and Saturday) Mr. Formanek, a bassist and composer drawn to scintillating frictions, probably has no intention of forming a Hank Williams cover band. Instead his Cheating Heart is a quintet with a front line featuring two saxophonists — Tim Berne, his longtime compatriot, on alto and Brian Settles on tenor — and an adaptable rhythm section that includes the pianist Jacob Sacks and the drummer Dan Weiss. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

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