Medeski, Martin, & Wood


Pliability has been their cornerstone since forever, and restlessness helps drive all their aesthetic shifts. So connecting with a series of guests for a night each during this West Village stint is par for the course, if that term can be applied to this mercurial trio. From Senegalese drummers to fusion saxophonists, much turf will be covered—I’m betting on the string action of Marc Ribot and Nels Cline, and crossing my fingers that reed virtuoso Marty Ehrlich brings a little swoop to their swag.

Wed., Dec. 12, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 13, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 14, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 15, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 16, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2012