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Fred Hersch Trio

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Bluesy tunesmithing and sideways motion urge this team toward parts unknown, and whenever things get iffy, they double down on grace and gumption. Recorded in the Vanguard at the start of the year, their latest disc is quite likely to receive critical kudos at 2012’s end. This week is a chance to see how much the room has to do with the chemistry. MACNIE

Sept. 12-16, 9 & 11 p.m., 2012