Pianist John Escreet and saxophonist David Binney prove their deep simpatico on Don't Fight the Inevitable; both like to squeeze aggressive material until it reaches the next levels of tension. The new disc is all about balance: bits of floating abstraction often morph into a flurry of potent jabs. With guitarist Wayne Krantz on this gig, some Type A action might be stressed. He's one of the smartest shredders in town.
Fri., Dec. 17, 10 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 18, 10 p.m., 2010