Bill Charlap Trio: And Then Again | Night Two

7PM & 9PM

Bill Charlap Trio: And Then Again | Night Two

($35-$45 Tickets | 7pm & 9pm Shows) The Bill Charlap Trio returns to the Century Room for their third annual two night residency! Together since 1997, the Bill Charlap Trio is the greatest and longest working piano trio in jazz today. They are celebrating the release of their stellar new album on Blue Note Records, “And Then Again”, recorded live at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Showcased throughout the album are the locked-in accord and extrasensory communication shared among these three musicians. The fleet yet diamond-sharp decision-making that happens bar after bar, tune after tune. The terra firma of the repertoire set against the improvised pluck of the arranging, and the many wonderful, unforgettable moments that ensue. “This record is about the communication of the trio — what we’re doing individually, and what we’re doing as a unit,” says Charlap. “And we try to do this in our own way, without really having to think too much about doing it in our own way. That should just happen naturally, and I think it does. You train the head, you trust the heart.”

In the discography of Charlap’s group — its own micro-canon of piano-trio language and repertoire — And Then Again hits as especially open and intrepid. The set also serves to document the current state in the trio’s continuing evolution, away from an outsize book of hundreds of tunes and charts, and toward a strategy where the setlist and the performances are as natural and intuitive as they can possibly be. The interplay, spontaneity and identity are the takeaway — even as Charlap very obviously adores these tunes and their composers and has lived this music. Come experience this trio live!

***Bill Charlap (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Kenny Washington (drums)***