Everything, even the flourishes, seems tempered in the pianist’s trio. But rather than muting the emotions at hand, it gives the music a sort of wisdom that explains the power of a judicious approach. The new In Each Day, Something Good has sunny moments, but their jaunty grooves never bar the door on passages of reflection or melancholy. It’s a disc that signals Yamamoto and team are getting more and more articulate.
Sun., Dec. 27, 8:30 p.m., 2009