New this month on Mack Avenue from one of the world's great jazz drummers check out ‘Twelve’s It’ from Perpetual Optimism. The piece is a homage to pianist Ellis Marsalis who was an early mentor to Riley.
Brad Mehldau’s new album Finding Gabriel which will be released on his long time label Nonesuch in May has nine thematically related songs by Mehldau and features performances by him on piano, synthesizers, percussion, and Fender Rhodes, as well as vocals. Guest musicians include Ambrose Akinmusire, Sara Caswell, Kurt Elling, Joel Frahm, Mark Guiliana, Gabriel Kahane, and Becca Stevens, among others. Check ‘The Garden’ from the album above.