http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-albums-abound-on-year-end-best-lists-2008-12-24December 24, 2008|1 comments
While 2008 may go down as one of the more turbulent years in recent (or distant) memory, or, more optimistically, a time of change, there is much to celebrate in the year in music. Nonesuch artists across all genres have contributed to that and, accordingly, have made their way onto many critics' lists of the year's best. For the final Nonesuch Journal article of the year, we offer an overview of just some of that year-end critical praise.Read more|Journal Topics:Reviews Newsbrad mehldau triohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-artists-grab-13-grammy-nominations-2008-12-04December 04, 2008|0 comments
The Grammy nominations are in, and a big congratulations goes out to the many Nonesuch artists whose work has been recognized by the Recording Academy, the organization behind the awards. Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris, Toumani Diabaté, Youssou N'Dour, Stephen Sondheim, Jonny Greenwood, and Isabel Bayrakdarian were all recognized for their recent Nonesuch releases, as were producers Danger Mouse and Judith Sherman for their work on Nonesuch albums this year.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsbrad mehldau triohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/financial-times-brad-mehldau-remains-the-brand-leader-of-his-formOctober 24, 2008|0 comments
Brad Mehldau takes a night away from his Trio tour to play a special duo set with label mate Joshua Redman tomorrow night at the Christuskirche in Mannheim, Germany. The Financial Times, in its review of the Trio's recent show at London's Barbican, says of Brad: "Mehldau creates gently undulating soundscapes of gradually gathering intensity. Starting with the simplest of motifs, he develops an intricate tapestry of melodic details, chordal voicings and dense cross-rhythms." The Guardian calls the Trio's concert take on Sufjan Stevens' "Holland" "a lambent, implausibly lovely improvisation."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviewsbrad mehldau triohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/times-uk-brad-mehldau-trio-in-perfect-accord-at-londons-barbicanOctober 23, 2008|0 comments
Brad Mehldau has kicked off the European leg of his fall tour with his Trio, whose performance earlier this week at London's Barbican earned four stars from both The Times (UK) and The Guardian. "From the opening left-hand phrases of Brad Mehldau's 'Dream Sketch,' there wasn't a finger out of place in two hours of music-making," reports The Times. "This was a trio whose members were in perfect accord with one another ... [and] demonstrated a level of telepathic co-operation rare not only in jazz, but music of any sort." Metro concurs, adding: "The Brad Mehldau Trio is the quintessential modern piano outfit."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviewsbrad mehldau triohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-bill-frisell-take-jvc-jazz-fest-ny-stages-this-weekJune 17, 2008|0 comments
The 2008 JVC Jazz Festival New York got under way earlier this week and continues through June 28 at venues throughout the City, including Carnegie Hall, where the Brad Mehldau Trio will play this Sunday in Zankel Hall in a program titled "A Taste of Genius," and the Greenwich Village club Le Poisson Rouge, where Bill Frisell's new trio will make its New York debut this Thursday.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tourbrad mehldau triohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-trio-brings-beautiful-arresting-performance-to-gilmore-festivalMay 04, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviewsbrad mehldau triohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/washington-post-mehldau-offers-imaginative-expansive-performances-on-new-live-discsApril 24, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Reviewsbrad mehldau triohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/philadelphia-inquirer-mehldau-grooves-on-trio-live-cdsApril 20, 2008|0 comments
The Brad Mehldau Trio's two-disc Live album receives three and a half stars from the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It is way cool to follow the flights of pianist Brad Mehldau and his trio on this live two-disc recording," says the Inquirer. "Mehldau proves he can weave a groove as well as anyone. It's satisfying to hear him pick intense lines in some remote corner of a long tune or pile on one note repeatedly, because his rhythmic drive is so strong."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsbrad mehldau triohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/boston-globe-brad-mehldau-trio-live-shows-finest-pianist-expanding-horizonsApril 15, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Reviewsbrad mehldau triohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/mehldau-trios-wonderwall-added-to-stereogum-gum-mixApril 10, 2008|0 comments
The Brad Mehldau Trio's performance of Oasis's signature song, "Wonderwall," from the Trio's recent two-disc Nonesuch release, Live, is the latest add to the Stereogum "Gum Mix." You can listen to the track in the Mix and download it from stereogum.com/mp3.