Jazz heavyweight Brad Mehldau at the Falcon this Saturday

Mehldau @Brad Mehldau’s appearances at the Falcon are becoming routine. Lest anyone begin taking them for granted, remember that this is not only one of the most respected and decorated jazz pianists of this generation, but also one of the most fearless and inventive improvisers of any era. It’s a fresh and perilous adventure each time out with this fellow. The gifted composer is also a provocatively irreverent and eclectic interpreter, crossing all genre lines in his repertoire and taking Oasis, Radiohead and many others places that they’ve never been before.

On Saturday, January 11, Mehldau appears at the Falcon again, this time promising not only solo piano but synthesizer as well. In his collaborations with producer Jon Brion, Mehldau has ranged far outside the jazz palette before, and there’s no telling what to expect – except, of course, pure genius. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Per usual at Tony Falco’s shrine of great music, there is no cover – just a grave injunction to support living artists and donate generously.

The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For more information, call (845) 236-7970 or visit www.liveatthefalcon.com.