He’s earned a rep as a cagey structuralist by wildly reimagining Euro classical pieces, but from his spin on the Goldberg Variations to a Luciano Berio nod, the pianist-composer’s ideas are born from an improviser’s noggin. Put another way, Caine sees nothing but options everywhere he turns. This week’s gigs typically stress versatility, from duets with Zorn and Berne to a hard-swinging romp with his famed jazz trio. And BAM! — you best stand back when he gets his rumble on with the electric Stone Age quartet.
Jan. 22-26, 8 & 10 p.m., 2014