NEW YORK TIMES preview of the Green-Wood CD release concert

THE WEEK AHEAD - Nate Chinen

...On the same night [August 14, 2007] the pianist JAMES CARNEY reconvenes the seven-piece ensemble heard on “Green-Wood" (Songlines), his new album. It’s a literate crew, packed with players like the soprano saxophonist Peter Epstein and the trumpeter Ralph Alessi. And they all dig deeply into Mr. Carney’s compositions, which propose a precarious equilibrium. This music is harmonically sophisticated, texture crazy, groove driven but unconcerned with swing: in other words, a distillation of concepts that have gained traction on the left margin of jazz’s mainstream. Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village, (212) 539-8778, joespub.com; $12.