Tim Berne's latest aggregation features a chatty drummer who makes like melody man and a percussive pianist who can throw down some beats. That means even the chutes and ladders sections of the boss's book become a rhythmic playground. At their Williamsburg premiere a couple months ago, they transfixed a dedicated throng 'til the wee hours. Inside this tiny club, they'll be overwhelming. Ask for "The Mini Bar Incident."
Wed., Dec. 23, 8 p.m., 2009