Jim Black Trio Residency

Music, Jazz
Jim Black
Photograph: Paul LaRaia Jim Black
Following a string of affecting releases with his rock-tinged, melody-forward band AlasNoAxis, drummer Jim Black debuted a new all-acoustic piano trio in 2012 on Somatic. That quiet triumph of a record hinged on Black's folky melodies and the restless way he prods them from behind the kit. Catch up with the group, which also includes bassist Thomas Morgan and pianist Teddy Klausner, at this three-night residency. (Second-set guests include Chris Tordini Jan 16 and Tim Berne Jan 17.)