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Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

When: Mon., Dec. 8, 8 p.m. 2014

Neither the guitarist John Scofield nor the keys, drums and bass trio Medeski Martin & Wood need to make another record in order to be lionized as icons of late American adventures in jazz. Scofield’s résumé runs from stints with Miles Davis and Billy Cobham to Paul Bley and his own energized trio. Since the early ’90s, MMW have served as the brains of the jam-band sprawl, unafraid to move from straight fusion to far-out avant plundering without notice. During the last few years, though, the trio and the soloist have made some of their best work as a quartet. While the proceedings are a bit more leisurely than MMW’s most adventurous work, the particular synergy between the rapid lines of keyboardist John Medeski and the lithe, thin riffs of Scofield is rapturous. On this year’s collaborative Juice, the rhythm section responds in kind, turning light funk into a domain of ecstatic extrapolation. —Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $40-$78

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