Whether he’s pushing syncopation or swing, the guitarist makes a case for fluency. His recent funk work brought plenty of brains to a realm that can sometimes lean too heavily on brawn. This spring, he’s designed himself a new acoustic outfit that should shoot generate creative sparks. They feel like one of those “dig deep” bands—Mulgrew Miller, Ben Street and Kendrick Scott are all guys who like to unearth a performance’s possibilities.
March 23-27, 8:30 & 11 p.m., 2010