John Medeski Flies Solo

John Medeski. (Michael Bloom)

John Medeski. (Michael Bloom)

Earlier today, we got to hear the wonderfully talented John Medeski play the piano.¬†Many people know him as part of the groove-based jazz trio Medeski Martin and Wood. But, as you’ll hear, John Medeski is more than comfortable on his own.

Medeski recently released his first solo piano album, A Different Time, and he’ll be performing tonight at the ICA in Boston. That’s where we caught up with him this morning. Wearing¬†a baggy sweatshirt and displaying a confident ease, he played original, cover and completely improvisational tunes on a Steinway grand piano in a sun-filled auditorium overlooking Boston Harbor.


John Medeski, jazz pianist.

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