To ensure the future of jazz, give every teenager in the world access to a basement like Fat Cat. Ping pong, pool, foosball, chess, scrabble, draft beer and live jazz: synapses so forged can never fade. On this particular evening, the hard-bop licks of this octogenarian, still-hard-swinging pianist should make more than a few cue sticks pause in mid-stroke. —E.E.
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