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    Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile Launch Tours That Will Intersect in Duo Concert at London's Wigmore Hall

    Brad Mehldau, whose new album with pianist Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli, Modern Music, is due out on September 20, launches a brief solo tour of Europe at the Montlouis Jazz Festival in Montlouis, France, tonight. Also on the tour are two nights at the Cité de la Musique in Paris; two shows in Ireland, at the Triskel Arts Center in Cork and the National Concert Hall in Dublin; concerts at the Oper Leipzig in Germany and Auditorio de Gerona in Spain. While in Europe, Mehldau will join mandolinist and label mate Chris Thile for a very special duo concert with at London's Wigmore Hall.

    Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile's London concert is a continuation of the pianist's curatorship of Wigmore Hall's Jazz Series in 2011, in which he has invited friends from across the musical spectrum to participate in a variety of duo performances exploring the limits of improvisatory and experimental contemporary composition, in addition to more conventional work in the jazz tradition. Mehldau returns to Wigmore Hall in December for the final concert of the two-year jazz series with another duo concert, this time with acclaimed producer Joe Henry (Carolina Chocolate Drops, Allen Toussaint) on vocals. In the interim, Mehldau joins another label mate, saxophonist Joshua Redman, for an extensive duo tour of the US and Europe.

    Chris Thile launches his own solo tour of the UK and Ireland at Borderline in London on Tuesday, following three shows in the US Midwest this week with guitarist Michael Daves, his duo partner on the recently released Nonesuch album Sleep With One Eye Open. Daves, who was due to join Thile on the tour of the UK and Ireland, is unable to do so due to an illness in the family.

    See below for all the September tour dates. For information and ticket links on all of these upcoming performances, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    To reserve a copy of Modern Music, which features pieces written by Mehldau, Hays, and Zimmerli, as well as works by Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, and Philip Glass, performed by the two pianists in arrangements by Zimmerli, head to the Nonesuch Store. Pre-orders include a download of the title track now and the complete album starting September 20.

    SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES

    Brad Mehldau

    Sep 8 Montlouis Jazz Festival Montlouis, FRANCE
    Sep 9 Cité de la Musique Paris, FRANCE
    Sep 10 Cité de la Musique Paris, FRANCE
    Sep 13 Triskel Arts Center Cork, IRELAND
    Sep 14 National Concert Hall Dublin, IRELAND
    Sep 16 Wigmore Hall London, ENGLAND
    Sep 17 Oper Leipzig Leipzig, GERMANY
    Sep 18 Auditorio de Gerona Gerona, SPAIN

    Chris Thile

    Sep 8 The Ark (w/ Michael Daves) Ann Arbor, MI
    Sep 9 Ellnora | The Guitar Festival (w/ Michael Daves) Urbana, IL
    Sep 10 Lincoln Hall (w/ Michael Daves) Chicago, IL
    Sep 13 Borderline London, ENGLAND
    Sep 14 Whelan's Dublin, IRELAND
    Sep 15 Triskel Arts Center Cork, IRELAND
    Sep 16 Wigmore Hall London, ENGLAND
    Sep 17 Eric's Liverpool, ENGLAND
    Sep 18 The Greystones Sheffield, ENGLAND

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Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile Launch Tours That Will Intersect in Duo Concert at London's Wigmore Hall

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Brad Mehldau, whose new album with pianist Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli, Modern Music, is due out on September 20, launches a brief solo tour of Europe at the Montlouis Jazz Festival in France tonight. Label mate Chris Thile launches his own solo tour as well. Along the way, the two will meet up for a very special duo concert with at London's Wigmore Hall, part of the jazz series Mehldau has curated there. Michael Daves, who was due to join Thile on tour, is unable to do so due to an illness in the family.

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Brad Mehldau, whose new album with pianist Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli, Modern Music, is due out on September 20, launches a brief solo tour of Europe at the Montlouis Jazz Festival in Montlouis, France, tonight. Also on the tour are two nights at the Cité de la Musique in Paris; two shows in Ireland, at the Triskel Arts Center in Cork and the National Concert Hall in Dublin; concerts at the Oper Leipzig in Germany and Auditorio de Gerona in Spain. While in Europe, Mehldau will join mandolinist and label mate Chris Thile for a very special duo concert with at London's Wigmore Hall.

Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile's London concert is a continuation of the pianist's curatorship of Wigmore Hall's Jazz Series in 2011, in which he has invited friends from across the musical spectrum to participate in a variety of duo performances exploring the limits of improvisatory and experimental contemporary composition, in addition to more conventional work in the jazz tradition. Mehldau returns to Wigmore Hall in December for the final concert of the two-year jazz series with another duo concert, this time with acclaimed producer Joe Henry (Carolina Chocolate Drops, Allen Toussaint) on vocals. In the interim, Mehldau joins another label mate, saxophonist Joshua Redman, for an extensive duo tour of the US and Europe.

Chris Thile launches his own solo tour of the UK and Ireland at Borderline in London on Tuesday, following three shows in the US Midwest this week with guitarist Michael Daves, his duo partner on the recently released Nonesuch album Sleep With One Eye Open. Daves, who was due to join Thile on the tour of the UK and Ireland, is unable to do so due to an illness in the family.

See below for all the September tour dates. For information and ticket links on all of these upcoming performances, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To reserve a copy of Modern Music, which features pieces written by Mehldau, Hays, and Zimmerli, as well as works by Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, and Philip Glass, performed by the two pianists in arrangements by Zimmerli, head to the Nonesuch Store. Pre-orders include a download of the title track now and the complete album starting September 20.

SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES

Brad Mehldau

Sep 8 Montlouis Jazz Festival Montlouis, FRANCE
Sep 9 Cité de la Musique Paris, FRANCE
Sep 10 Cité de la Musique Paris, FRANCE
Sep 13 Triskel Arts Center Cork, IRELAND
Sep 14 National Concert Hall Dublin, IRELAND
Sep 16 Wigmore Hall London, ENGLAND
Sep 17 Oper Leipzig Leipzig, GERMANY
Sep 18 Auditorio de Gerona Gerona, SPAIN

Chris Thile

Sep 8 The Ark (w/ Michael Daves) Ann Arbor, MI
Sep 9 Ellnora | The Guitar Festival (w/ Michael Daves) Urbana, IL
Sep 10 Lincoln Hall (w/ Michael Daves) Chicago, IL
Sep 13 Borderline London, ENGLAND
Sep 14 Whelan's Dublin, IRELAND
Sep 15 Triskel Arts Center Cork, IRELAND
Sep 16 Wigmore Hall London, ENGLAND
Sep 17 Eric's Liverpool, ENGLAND
Sep 18 The Greystones Sheffield, ENGLAND

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