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  • February 14, 2013

    Brad Mehldau launches a ten-day, seven-city European tour with fellow pianist and longtime friend Kevin Hays, featuring music from Modern Music, their 2011 collaborative album with composer Patrick Zimmerli, in Manchester, England, tonight. The tour includes stops in Vienna, Zagreb, Zurich, Birmingham, Paris, and Porto. In March, Mehldau is joined by drummer Mark Guiliana for a month-long tour of their duo project, Mehliana, then returns to the US for a run of duo dates with Chris Thile in April. 

  • September 19, 2011

    Modern Music, a collaboration between pianists Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli is out this week. The album features pieces written by each of the three musicians as well as works by Reich, Coleman, and Glass, performed by the two pianists in arrangements by Zimmerli. The New York Times says the pianists bring "a high sheen to some choice material." The Financial Times gives the album a perfect five stars. MusicOMH calls it "another fascinating and technically remarkable addition to Mehldau’s body of work." The Guardian, reviewing Mehldau's live show with Chris Thile in London on Friday, says their "musicality and sympathy for each other's emerging ideas made it an unexpected tour de force."

  • about Kevin Hays

    Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Hays has recorded over a dozen CDs as a leader, as well as Modern Music, his 2011 Nonesuch Records release with Brad Mehldau, arranged, composed, and produced by Patrick Zimmerli.

    Hays has performed extensively with his trio, which includes bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Bill Stewart. In addition to recording and touring with the trio, Hays has performed with some of the most prominent and influential musicians in jazz, including Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Benny Golson, Roy Haynes, Chris Potter, Al Foster, Joe Henderson, and Joshua Redman.

on June 21, 2011 - 10:50am

Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Hays has recorded over a dozen CDs as a leader, as well as Modern Music, his 2011 Nonesuch Records release with Brad Mehldau, arranged, composed, and produced by Patrick Zimmerli.

Hays has performed extensively with his trio, which includes bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Bill Stewart. In addition to recording and touring with the trio, Hays has performed with some of the most prominent and influential musicians in jazz, including Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Benny Golson, Roy Haynes, Chris Potter, Al Foster, Joe Henderson, and Joshua Redman.

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Jazz pianist and composer Kevin Hays has recorded over a dozen CDs as a leader, as well as Modern Music, his 2011 Nonesuch Records release with Brad Mehldau, arranged, composed, and produced by Patrick Zimmerli. Hays has performed extensively with his trio, which includes bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Bill Stewart. Hays has also performed with such musicians as Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Benny Golson, Roy Haynes, Chris Potter, Al Foster, Joe Henderson, and Joshua Redman.

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