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Day Is Done

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Track Listing

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1Knives Out (C. Greenwood / J. Greenwood / E. O’Brien / P. Selway / T. Yorke)8:29
2Alfie (Burt Bacharach)3:46
3Martha My Dear (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)4:38
4Day Is Done (Nick Drake)9:27
5Artis (Brad Mehldau)6:22
6Turtle Town (Brad Mehldau)6:18
7She's Leaving Home (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)9:08
8Granada (Chris Cheek)7:30
950 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon)8:32
10No Moon at All (listen to full-length track) (Red Evans / David Mann)5:50

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About this Album

The Brad Mehldau Trio's Day Is Done marks the Trio debut of drummer Jeff Ballard, who joins Mehldau on piano and Larry Grenadier on bass. For his second album on Nonesuch, Mehldau continues his Anglophile bent with an interpretation of English singer/songwriter Nick Drake's "Day Is Done," a unique take on the Beatles' quirky gem "Martha My Dear," and the British band Radiohead's "Knives Out." Also on the record are tunes by Burt Bacharach and Paul Simon, as well as two of Mehldau's own compositions, among others.

Mehldau calls Day Is Done, which was recorded mostly over an exhilarating six or seven hour period, a "high-octane record, with a few moments of respite here and there."


Brad Mehldau, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass
Jeff Ballard, drums

Produced by Brad Mehldau
All tracks except track 3 recorded on March 13, 2005
Track three recorded on March 14, 2005
Recorded and Mixed by James Farber at Avatar Studios, New York, NY
Assistant Engineer: Aya Takemura
Mastered by Mark Wilder at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY
Assistant: Maria Triana

Design by Doyle Partners
Cover Photography by Diane Cook & Len Jenshel

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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