The pianist is one of the few improvisers who can make a string of delicate gestures feel like a series of slippery declarations. The new Rumors reminds us that his music keeps everything in motion. Ballads float and flutter simultaneously. Uptempo pieces act skittish while waxing focused. This solo date might reflect some of the animated poise that fueled 2007’s aptly titled Air. The songbook stretches from Monk to Motian.
Thu., April 15, 7:30 p.m., 2010