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Boston Globe: Brad Mehldau Trio "Live" Shows "Finest Pianist" Expanding Horizons

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2008
    Boston Globe: Brad Mehldau Trio "Live" Shows "Finest Pianist" Expanding Horizons

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    Brad Mehldau recently released both the two-disc trio album Live, recording over a week's residency at New York's Village Vanguard, as well as a Nonesuch Store-exclusive all-MP3 album of the Complete Friday Night Sets. "In previous outings," writes the Boston Globe's Steve Greenlee in his review of Live, "Mehldau has displayed his prowess as an interpreter of standards, particularly within the trio. Here he expands his horizons considerably."

    Greenlee calls attention to Brad's original works as well as the Trio's take on Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" and Oasis's "Wonderwall" (which he names an "essential" track) as examples of this broadening reach. "And all of it flows naturally from the hands of these gifted musicians," writes the reviewer.

    "Bridging the worlds of postbop and impressionism," the Globe concludes, "Mehldau is one of the finest pianists jazz has ever seen. As such, he has allowed himself to develop without appearing to change much."

    To read the full review, visit boston.com.


    Mehldau_trio_lg_2 Click here to add the 2-CD set Brad Mehldau Trio Live directly to your Shopping Cart for $17, along with that album's MP3s at no additional charge.

    Mehldau_trio_all_lg_2 Click here to add the Trio's Complete Friday Night Sets all-MP3 album to your Cart for $20.

on April 15, 2008 - 4:11am
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Brad Mehldau recently released both the two-disc trio album Live, recording over a week's residency at New York's Village Vanguard, as well as a Nonesuch Store-exclusive all-MP3 album of the Complete Friday Night Sets. "In previous outings," writes the Boston Globe's Steve Greenlee in his review of Live, "Mehldau has displayed his prowess as an interpreter of standards, particularly within the trio. Here he expands his horizons considerably."

Greenlee calls attention to Brad's original works as well as the Trio's take on Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" and Oasis's "Wonderwall" (which he names an "essential" track) as examples of this broadening reach. "And all of it flows naturally from the hands of these gifted musicians," writes the reviewer.

"Bridging the worlds of postbop and impressionism," the Globe concludes, "Mehldau is one of the finest pianists jazz has ever seen. As such, he has allowed himself to develop without appearing to change much."

To read the full review, visit boston.com.


Mehldau_trio_lg_2 Click here to add the 2-CD set Brad Mehldau Trio Live directly to your Shopping Cart for $17, along with that album's MP3s at no additional charge.

Mehldau_trio_all_lg_2 Click here to add the Trio's Complete Friday Night Sets all-MP3 album to your Cart for $20.

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