Fred Hersch Duos & Trios Plus 2
The ultra-poised pianist celebrates a radiant new solo disc by playing in an array of configurations, minus one: solo. The brass and reeds added to his trio will make for a fetching fivesome, but his duos may best illustrate the intimacy that's long marked Hersch's work. Kate McGarry's vocals and Julian Lage's guitar should offer fanciful exchanges, and his shared air space with saxophonist Joshua Redman already has local zealots anxious to absorb the action.
March 2-6, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2011
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