Voice Choices

Bill Charlap Trio


He doesn’t make radical moves, but he sure has lots of wise decisions. The pianist fronts one of town’s most precise trios, a tiny powerhouse of swing that turns your head with nuance after nuance. The sweet ‘n’ sour harmony of “Satin Doll,” the free-fall groove of “Liza,” and the kaleidoscopic romp through Bernstein are rich enough for their own windy essays. That precision has a lot to do with Charlap’s sharply calibrated rhythm section. Lincoln may be enjoying a bicentennial blitz, but it’s the Washingtons who will dominate this week.

March 2-7, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; March 5-6, 11:30 p.m., 2010

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