On the new Yes!, as part of a collective trio with old pals, the pianist reminds us how agile his maneuvers really are. This light precision is something that his working group (with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland) often takes advantage on the bandstand, pushing Goldberg into a steady flow of discrete passages that spotlight his well-honed poise. One of the better trios around.
Tue., Dec. 20, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 21, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 22, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 23, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 14, 2011