George Cables Trio

Critics' pick
Village Vanguard, West Village Until Sunday May 31 2015
A modern-day piano giant classically trained and then schooled on the bandstand by masters such as Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson and Freddie Hubbard, George Cables leads a combo with bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis. Cables is in excellent form these days, as heard in his recent work with all-star group the Cookers and on Icons & Influences, a sparkling set of tribute pieces issued in 2014.
Venue name: Village Vanguard
Address: 178 Seventh Ave South
New York

Cross street: at 11th St
Transport: Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 14th St
Price: $30 plus one-drink minimum
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