A living jazz legend, pianist Brad Mehldau’s appearances at the Falcon are becoming a regular thing. Because he is one of the greatest and least-predictable solo improvisers that the form has ever known, as well as a serious music critic and theorist in his own right, you can’t take a show off. There’s no telling what you would miss: what covers he will do and where he will take them, whether he will be in a mood Bach or a mood Berg. Sit close and listen hard. Jazz does not get fresher and more original than this.
Brad Mehldau performs solo at the Falcon on Friday, August 8 at 7 p.m. The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro; for more information, visit www.liveatthefalcon.com.