Also worth hearing:
Umbrella Music Festival. The seventh annual event, which opened Wednesday, brings together improvisers from both sides of the Atlantic.
Here's the complete lineup for the rest of the weekend:
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Darius Jones Trio at 9 p.m.; Joe Morris solo, 10 p.m.; Chicago Underground Duo, 11 p.m.; Friday at Elastic, 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave., second floor; $20; 773-772-3616 or elasticarts.org.
Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet, 9 p.m.; Adolphe's Ax, 10 p.m.; William Parker's In Order to Survive, 11 p.m.; Saturday at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; $20; 773-227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com.
Fred Van Hove solo, 9 p.m.; Harrison Bankhead Sextet, 10 p.m.; Sunday at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Ave.; $15 suggested donation; 773-935-2118 or umbrellamusic.org.
Sabertooth's 20th Anniversary: Can it be fully two decades that the Sabertooth Organ Quartet has been playing the Green Mill? Apparently so, and to mark the occasion, the band will augment its regularly scheduled late-night Saturday show with a celebratory evening. 9 p.m. Friday at the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway; $12; 773-878-5552 or greenmilljazz.com
"Memories N' Time": The Muntu Dance Theatre will launch a collaboration with composer Reginald Robinson and several top Chicago musicians in a project that examines the roots of jazz, ragtime and related genres. Though the completed piece won't be unveiled until fall of 2013, this performance marks the kick-off of the project. Among the musicians: vocalist Maggie Brown, trombonist Steve Barry, saxophonist Ari Brown, drummer Avreeayl Ra, bassist Yosef Ben Israel and trumpeter Robert Griffin. The performance is presented by the non-profit Jazz Institute of Chicago as part of its ongoing JazzCity concerts in the parks. 7 p.m. Friday at LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave.; free; 312-427-1676 or jazzinchicago.org
Joey DeFrancesco: The world's reigning virtuoso of the Hammond B-3 organ swings into Chicago regularly throughout the year, and he's always worth hearing. DeFrancesco's mix of seemingly effortless virtuosity and unmistakable musicality proves consistently satisfying. He'll lead a trio. 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4, 8 and 10 p.m. Sunday; at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct.; $20-$25; 312-360-0234 or jazzshowcase.com
To read more from Howard Reich on jazz, go to chicagotribune.com/reich.
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston
Tickets: $22-$38; 847-492-8860 or evanstonspace.com