Yes, he's made his name on elaborate projects that refract classical composers, but if you haven't caught the pianist in a good old trio setting, you're not getting the entire picture. Records like Siren and Blue Wail explain the verve Caine's jazz squads bring to the table, and this three-night stretch will show us how important rhythm sections are. The players change each evening, and while all look promising, it would be wise to block out your calendar for the Mark Helias/Clarence Penn set right now.
Thu., Aug. 23, 8 & 10 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 24, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 25, 8 & 10 p.m., 2012
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