John Medeski Flies Solo

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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.

This segment aired on December 12, 2013.


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