Kris Davis Trio


The buzzed-about pianist is expert at bringing beauty to abstraction. On a scad of local gigs and recent records, she’s somehow been able to continually make the provocative become the pretty. Yep, dissonance is often in the house, and the flow is sometimes jagged, but a confluence of grace and poise marks her work, and tonight’s trio with drummer Paul Motian and saxophonist Tony Malaby know exactly how to turn that into gold.

Fri., Sept. 9, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2011