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Bill Charlap Trio

April 29
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
$20-$30
Jazz

Among the premier contemporary practitioners of the classic jazz piano trio, the Bill Charlap Trio has been around for 20 years, in that time building a rare degree of instinctive musical communication among pianist Charlap, drummer Kenny Washington, and bassist Peter Washington. Big Apple clubs are the trio’s home turf, making especially apt the title of its latest album, Notes from New York. Supple textures are the group’s specialty: sleek sophistication laced with inventive, playful touches lending inherent vivacity to their often sly, subtle perspective. Revelatory interpretations of standards are also the trio’s forte. Notes’ repertoire matches a few familiar nuggets with more obscure tunes. The former include album bookends “I’ll Remember April,” which swings with lively radiance thanks to Charlap’s sprightly touch and KW’s scuttling brushwork, and a solo piano reading of “On the Sunny Side of the Street” that’s unusually moody, while drawing out the melody’s character.