Maria Schneider Orchestra
Jazz Standard, Nov. 24-25 and Nov. 27-29 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Led by Ms. Schneider, a composer and orchestrator of penetrating insight, this group has an ambitiously realized new album — “The Thompson Fields,” its first release in eight years — that underscores its stature as the pre-eminent large ensemble of our time. The music from the album, much of it inspired by nature, will be a primary focus in this annual Thanksgiving-week engagement, an institution in and of itself.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Jason Moran and the Bandwagon
Village Vanguard, Nov. 24-29 at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Mr. Moran, the pianist and composer, has been even busier than usual in recent weeks: presenting new work at the Venice Biennale; programming events at the Kennedy Center; touring with several projects; unveiling a new label. The Bandwagon, his trio with the bassist Tarus Mateen and the drummer Nasheet Waits, still represents his baseline, which isn’t at all to imply that it has stopped pushing boundaries or taking risks.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Blue Note, Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 8 and 10:30 p.m.
At 90, Mr. Haynes has lost remarkably little of his crisp pugnacity as a drummer, even less of his cavalier swagger as a bandleader and virtually none of his sartorial flash. He appears, as usual, with diligent musicians many years his junior.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Wycliffe Gordon & Friends
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Nov. 24-25 and Nov. 27-28 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Mr. Gordon, a trombonist, trumpeter, singer and one-man jubilation engine, settles in for a Thanksgiving-week engagement at his second home. He’ll be in good company, with the pianist Ehud Asherie, the bassist Yasushi Nakamura and the drummer Alvin Atkinson Jr.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes