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  • July 2, 2018

    The Brad Mehldau Trio begins a tour of Europe in support of its new album, Seymour Reads the Constitution!, with a set at the Montreux Jazz Festival tonight. The month-long tour includes shows in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland, concluding back in France at Jazz in Marciac on July 29.

  • May 18, 2018

    Brad Mehldau Trio's new album, Seymour Reads the Constitution! , is out now. The pianist and his longtime trio—drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Larry Grenadier—perform three Mehldau originals combined with interpretations of pop songs (Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson), jazz tunes (Elmo Hope, Sam Rivers), and the American songbook (Frederick Loewe). "This is sumptuous, collective improvisation of the highest order," exclaims The Arts Desk's five-star review. "It's so good, it sounds effortless ... Gorgeous."

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  • Brad Mehldau Trio's Seymour Reads the Constitution! is due May 18, 2018, on Nonesuch Records. The pianist and his longtime trio, which includes drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Larry Grenadier, perform three Mehldau originals combined with interpretations of pop songs (Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson), jazz tunes (Elmo Hope, Sam Rivers), and one work from the American songbook (Frederick Loewe's "Almost Like Being in Love"). Pre-order Seymour Reads the Constitution! to download of the album track "Spiral" now.

    The Trio's previous release, Blues and Ballads (2016), received critical acclaim, with the Guardian saying, "Mehldau is a genius (and a still-improving one) at taking predictable materials to unpredictable destinations … These are old songs subjected to an old jazz method, but brought scintillatingly into the here and now." Mehldau released the solo album After Bach earlier this year; the album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, comprises the pianist/composer's recordings of four preludes and one fugue from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, each followed by an "After Bach" piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. The Financial Times said of After Bach, "As each piece gathers momentum, fresh melodies emerge, change shape and are developed anew over voicings that shimmer, fade and rumble to a peak. And, following Bach, Mehldau's improvisations unfold with an iron inner logic, a reminder … that Bach, in his day, was admired more for his abilities as an improviser than for his written scripts."

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Tour

Thu, Apr 4
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Thu, Apr 4
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Apr 5
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Apr 5
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Apr 6
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Apr 6
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Apr 7
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Apr 7
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Tue, Apr 9
Columbia, MO
Whitmore Recital Hall
Tue, Apr 9
Columbia, MO
Whitmore Recital Hall
Wed, Apr 10
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Wed, Apr 10
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Thu, Apr 11
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Thu, Apr 11
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Fri, Apr 12
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Fri, Apr 12
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sat, Apr 13
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sat, Apr 13
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sun, Apr 14
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sun, Apr 14
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
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On Seymour Reads the Constitution!, Brad Mehldau Trio performs three Mehldau originals combined with interpretations of pop songs (Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson), jazz tunes (Elmo Hope, Sam Rivers), and one work from the American songbook (Frederick Loewe's "Almost Like Being in Love"). 

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Brad Mehldau Trio's Seymour Reads the Constitution! is due May 18, 2018, on Nonesuch Records. The pianist and his longtime trio, which includes drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Larry Grenadier, perform three Mehldau originals combined with interpretations of pop songs (Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson), jazz tunes (Elmo Hope, Sam Rivers), and one work from the American songbook (Frederick Loewe's "Almost Like Being in Love"). Pre-order Seymour Reads the Constitution! to download of the album track "Spiral" now.

The Trio's previous release, Blues and Ballads (2016), received critical acclaim, with the Guardian saying, "Mehldau is a genius (and a still-improving one) at taking predictable materials to unpredictable destinations … These are old songs subjected to an old jazz method, but brought scintillatingly into the here and now." Mehldau released the solo album After Bach earlier this year; the album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, comprises the pianist/composer's recordings of four preludes and one fugue from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, each followed by an "After Bach" piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. The Financial Times said of After Bach, "As each piece gathers momentum, fresh melodies emerge, change shape and are developed anew over voicings that shimmer, fade and rumble to a peak. And, following Bach, Mehldau's improvisations unfold with an iron inner logic, a reminder … that Bach, in his day, was admired more for his abilities as an improviser than for his written scripts."

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Tour

Thu, Apr 4
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Thu, Apr 4
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Apr 5
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Apr 5
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Apr 6
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Apr 6
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Apr 7
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Apr 7
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Tue, Apr 9
Columbia, MO
Whitmore Recital Hall
Tue, Apr 9
Columbia, MO
Whitmore Recital Hall
Wed, Apr 10
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Wed, Apr 10
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Thu, Apr 11
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Thu, Apr 11
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Fri, Apr 12
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Fri, Apr 12
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sat, Apr 13
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sat, Apr 13
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sun, Apr 14
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sun, Apr 14
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
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