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  • Nonesuch Artists Earn 14 Grammy Nominations, Including Five for The Black Keys

    Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch artists who were nominated for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, announced last night by The Recording Academy: The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, Amadou & Mariam, Björk, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Brad Mehldau, and Pat Metheny. Together, these artists have garnered an astounding 14 nominations, including a remarkable five nominations for The Black Keys' latest album, El Camino. You can hear music from all the nominated albums on the new Nonesuch Radio channel "2012 Grammy Nominees."

  • Brad Mehldau Launches European Tours with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Brad Mehldau Trio

    Brad Mehldau launches a month-long European tour starting with a five-show run of performances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, followed by an 11-city tour with the Brad Mehldau Trio. The Orpheus tour, featuring the premiere of a new piece by Mehldau, kicks off with a performance in Moscow, followed by stops in Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Vienna. Mehldau then meets up with his Trio for a set at Barbican Hall for the London Jazz Festival, followed by shows in Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.

About this Album

From 1994–2004, the Brad Mehldau Trio was composed of Larry Grenadier on bass, Jorge Rossy on drums, and Mehldau on piano. Jeff Ballard recently replaced Rossy, and House on Hill is the final recording from the previous group. Seven of its tracks come from a two-day session in 2002, when the trio recorded eighteen songs in total. That material was divided into Mehldau originals and interpretations of existing songs; the latter group became Anything Goes, released in 2004. The originals are presented here with two additional songs—“August Ending” and “Fear and Trembling”—from a more recent recording session. “All of the songs were written between 2000 and 2002, and they form a time capsule of my writing then, and of the way the trio was playing together,” Mehldau says, “I am so glad that this music is finally able to see the light of day.”


Brad Mehldau, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass
Jorge Rossy, drums


Produced by Brad Mehldau and Matt Pierson
All tracks except tracks 1 and 6 recorded on October 8–9, 2002
Tracks 1 and 6 recorded on March 12, 2005
Recorded by James Farber at Avatar Studios, New York, NY
Assistant Engineers: Aya Takemura, Steve Mazur
Mixed by James Farber at Sear Sound, New York, NY
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

All songs composed by Brad Mehldau

Design by Barbara de Wilde
Artwork by Benita Raphan
Photography by Lourdes Delgado

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