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Washington Post: Mehldau Offers "Imaginative, Expansive Performances" on New Live Discs

  • Thursday, April 24, 2008
    Washington Post: Mehldau Offers "Imaginative, Expansive Performances" on New Live Discs

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    The Brad Mehldau Trio's 2-disc Live album comprises more than 2 1/2 hours of music, with "plenty of unexpected accents, contours and tangents," writes the Washington Post's Mike Joyce, that "should keep even die-hards content for a long time."

    Among those particularly contoured pieces, the review points to the trio's rendition of Oasis's "Wonderwall," Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun," and John Coltrane's "Countdown." The risks Brad is willing to take when creating his "inventive interpretations" of these familiar tunes, Joyce concludes "ultimately pay off with imaginative, expansive and harmonically probing performances."

    To read the review, visit washingtonpost.com.

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    An additional three hours of music is available now as an album of MP3s exclusively in the Nonesuch Store. It contains the complete music from all three Friday night sets during the Trio's weeklong residency at New York's Village Vanguard at which the Live CDs were recorded. Friday's versions of just "Fit Cat" and "Secret Beach" appear on Live, so The Complete Friday Night Sets offers 13 additional tracks.


    Mehldau_trio_lg_2 Click here to add the two-CD Live set 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 24, 2008 - 10:00pm
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The Brad Mehldau Trio's 2-disc Live album comprises more than 2 1/2 hours of music, with "plenty of unexpected accents, contours and tangents," writes the Washington Post's Mike Joyce, that "should keep even die-hards content for a long time."

Among those particularly contoured pieces, the review points to the trio's rendition of Oasis's "Wonderwall," Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun," and John Coltrane's "Countdown." The risks Brad is willing to take when creating his "inventive interpretations" of these familiar tunes, Joyce concludes "ultimately pay off with imaginative, expansive and harmonically probing performances."

To read the review, visit washingtonpost.com.

Mehldau_trio_all_lg
An additional three hours of music is available now as an album of MP3s exclusively in the Nonesuch Store. It contains the complete music from all three Friday night sets during the Trio's weeklong residency at New York's Village Vanguard at which the Live CDs were recorded. Friday's versions of just "Fit Cat" and "Secret Beach" appear on Live, so The Complete Friday Night Sets offers 13 additional tracks.


Mehldau_trio_lg_2 Click here to add the two-CD Live set 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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