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  • April 13, 2016

    The Brad Mehldau Trio—Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums—launches a tour of the United States and Europe ahead of the forthcoming album Blues and Ballads, due June 3. The tour begins with a concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston this Friday, followed by stops in Albany, Philadelphia, DC, Oberlin, and Chicago. The group then heads to Europe for shows in Italy, Belgium, Denmark, France, and Switzerland.

  • March 22, 2016

    Nonesuch Records releases the Brad Mehldau Trio’s Blues and Ballads, the trio’s first new release since 2012’s Where Do You Start, on June 3, 2016. Blues and Ballads comprises interpretations of songs by other composers, this time with the focus on blues and ballads implied by the album’s title, including works by Cole Porter, Charlie Parker, Lennon & McCartney, and Jon Brion. Blues and Ballads is available to pre-order with an instant download of the album track "Little Person," which you can preview here.

  • about Brad Mehldau Trio

    The trio format has been Brad Mehldau’s preferred musical unit for much of his performing and recording career. The first Brad Mehldau Trio album, and the first in the Art of the Trio series, came out on Warner Bros. in 1996. This record featured the original trio configuration of Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jorge Rossy on drums.

    In 2005 came the first trio release for Nonesuch—Day Is Done—which featured a new trio with Jeff Ballard replacing Rossy in the drum chair. The trio has since gone on to release another studio album—House on Hill—as well as a quartet album with guitarist Pat Metheny. The trio’s most recent release for Nonesuch is the two-disc album Live, recorded at New York’s famed Village Vanguard, over the course of a week's residency, as well as an exclusive Nonesuch Store MP3-only collection of the complete Friday night sets.

on May 29, 2008 - 7:06pm

The trio format has been Brad Mehldau’s preferred musical unit for much of his performing and recording career. The first Brad Mehldau Trio album, and the first in the Art of the Trio series, came out on Warner Bros. in 1996. This record featured the original trio configuration of Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jorge Rossy on drums.

In 2005 came the first trio release for Nonesuch—Day Is Done—which featured a new trio with Jeff Ballard replacing Rossy in the drum chair. The trio has since gone on to release another studio album—House on Hill—as well as a quartet album with guitarist Pat Metheny. The trio’s most recent release for Nonesuch is the two-disc album Live, recorded at New York’s famed Village Vanguard, over the course of a week's residency, as well as an exclusive Nonesuch Store MP3-only collection of the complete Friday night sets.

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The trio format has been Brad Mehldau’s preferred musical unit for much of his performing and recording career. The Brad Mehldau Trio's first Nonesuch release came in 2005 with Day Is Done, featuring Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums. Further releases include House on Hill, a quartet album with guitarist Pat Metheny, and the Village Vanguard Live album.

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