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Brad Mehldau

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Bradford Alexander "Brad" Mehldau (/ˈmɛlˌdaʊ/; born August 23, 1970) is an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Mehldau studied music at The New School, and toured and recorded while still a student. He was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman's Quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since at least 1992. His first long-term trio featured bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy; in 2005 Jeff Ballard replaced Rossy. These bands have released a dozen albums under the pianist's name. Since the early 2000s Mehldau has experimented with other musical formats in addition to trio and solo piano. Largo, released in 2002, contains electronics and input from rock and classical musicians; later examples include touring and recording with guitarist Pat Metheny, writing and playing song cycles for classical singers Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, composing orchestral pieces for 2009's Highway Rider,...

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9:50pm Apr 29
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SongI Concentrate on You
ArtistBrad Mehldau
AlbumBlues and Ballads
LabelNonesuch
Year2016
3:11pm Apr 29
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SongMehlsancholy
ArtistBrad Mehldau
AlbumNearness
LabelNonesuch
Year2016
5:10am Apr 29
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SongDusty McNugget
ArtistBrad Mehldau
AlbumLargo
LabelWarner Bros
Year2002
12:53am Apr 28
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SongBard
ArtistBrad Mehldau
AlbumElegiac Cycle
LabelWarner Bros
Year1999
6:28pm Apr 26
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SongSince I Fell for You
ArtistBrad Mehldau
AlbumBlues and Ballads
LabelNonesuch
Year2016
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On Jul 11, 2009. 3:43pm
Andrew said

Stunning interplay between 2 masters of their instruments!

On Apr 1, 2011. 8:01am
Christopher Lynch said

This man is brilliant! (I've seen him live twice and own several of his recordings so please trust me.) His pianistic style is both unique and refreshing - love those codas. Brad can make a classic ballad his own. He has frequently been compared to the great Bill Evans, yet Brad is very much his own man. In terms of sheer impact and musical intensity however, he can be likened to Bill! The videos will thrill the most jaded listener.

On Jul 5, 2011. 11:47am
noach said

Heard echoes of Keith Jarret, especially in the build of the variations on the opening statement.

On Sep 28, 2016. 2:48pm
Stu said

Really enjoying the Mehldau/Redman "Nearness" live album feature...... Always August probably my favourite track

On Mar 4, 2017. 6:57pm
Jason P Jackson said

Good grief! Great composition and delivery that stands out amongst the crowd- for me anyhow. Will be purchasing a copy.

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