New York City’s avant-groove jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood is cherished for its extended improvisatory explorations. Fluent in countless styles, from funk to hip-hop to noise, few combos speak as many musical languages so effortlessly. The fearsome John Medeski commands the keys on everything from mellotron to melodica, from electric piano to Moog, and from clavinet to the mighty Hammond B3 organ. On the Steinway, Medeski and his extraordinary collaborators—the always-exacting master of the low end, Chris Wood on basses, and boundless percussionist Billy Martin—move right back to stripped-down acoustic language. In a fearless exploration of the enduring piano, bass, and drums combination, and with near-telepathic communication, the trio explores the roots of classic piano trios lead by McCoy Tyner and Bill Evans, then zooms light-years ahead with outbursts of contrapuntal catharsis. This evening offers the rare opportunity to see the band truly dominate in two unique formats.