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New Brad Mehldau Trio Album and Spring Tour

Alexander P. Brown
Contributing Writer / @relaxandaspire

It seems like only yesterday we were graced with a new Brad Mehldau record (really it was September and it was a collaboration project with classical pianist/composer Kevin Hays) and here we are withing spitting distance of a new Brad Mehldau Trio album. Ode will be released on March 13th, 2012, on longtime label Nonesuch records. The trio features Mehldau on piano, Jeff Ballard on drums and Larry Grenadier on bass. The album is composed of eleven previously unreleased original Mehldau compositions, quite the treat to longtime fans.

Along with the spring album, Mehldau will be on a spring tour throughout Europe and North America with the trio, with Joshua Redman, and solo. The album can be pre-ordered now on Nonesuch Records website as well as links to tour tickets.

27, Palace of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium (Trio)
28, Lantaran/Venster, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Trio)
29 Klub Zak, Gdansk, Poland (trio)

02 Kino Kijow, Krakow, Poland (trio)
03 Ystads Teater AB, Ystad, Sweden ( trio)
04 Stenhammarsalen, Göteborg, Sweden (trio)
06 Pallas Theater, Athens, Greece (trio)
07 Sala Sinopoli, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome Italy (solo)
08 İş Sanat, Instanbul, turkey (trio)
09 Burgerhaus Backnang, Backnange, Germany (trio)
11 Teatro Sociale, Trento, Italy (trio)
12 Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy (trio)
13 Le Parvis, Tarbes, France (trio)
14 Le Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux, France (trio)
16 Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France (trio)
17 Théâtre de Caen, Caen, France (trio)
19 La Comète, Châlons-en-Champagne, France (trio)
20 Hippodrome, Douai, France (trio)
22, 23 Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands (trio)
24 Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
25 International Bergamo Jazz Festival, Bergamo, Italy (Trio)

05 Orchestra Hall, Detroit, Michigan (w/ Joshua Redman)
06Trustees Theatre, Savannah, Georgia (w/ Joshua Redman)
07, 08 Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, Missouri (w/ Joshua Redman)
10 Memorial Hall, Univ. Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (w/ Joshua Redman)
11 Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis, Indiana (w/ Joshua Redman)
12 Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, Indiana (w/ Joshua Redman)
13 Symphony Center, Chicago, Illinois (w/ Joshua Redman)
14 Koerner Concert Hall, The Royal Conservatory, Toronto, Ontario (w/ Joshua Redman)
27 Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, New Jersey (w/ Joshua Redman)
28 Berklee Performance Center, Boston, Massachusetts (w/Joshua Redman)

09 Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (w/ Kirill Gerstein)
10 Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan (solo)
11Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, Colorado (trio)
12 Outpost Performance Space ,Albuquerque, New Mexico (trio)
14 Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, California (trio)
16 Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California(trio)
17 Napa Valley Opera House, Napa, California (solo)
18,19, 20 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California (trio)
21 The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, California (trio)
23 Teatro de la Ciudad, Mexico City, Mexico (trio)
25 Oasis Cancun, Cancun, Mexico (trio)

10 Teatro Avenida, Castelo, Portugal (solo)
13 Teatro das Figuras, Faro, Portugal (solo)
15 Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)