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  • 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."

  • May 17, 2018

    The latest issue of BBC Music Magazine is out now, including reviews of three new Nonesuch releases: Steve Reich's Pulse / Quartet ("poignant, intoxicating"), John Adams's Violin Concerto ("expansively beautiful, dazzling"), and Brad Mehldau Trio's Seymour Reads the Constitution! ("the art of the trio"). 

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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."

Brad Mehldau Trio

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Mon, Jul 2
Montreux
Montreux Jazz Club @ House of Jazz
Mon, Jul 2
Montreux
Montreux Jazz Club @ House of Jazz
Tue, Jul 3
Lübeck
Musik- und Kongresshalle Lübeck
Tue, Jul 3
Lübeck
Musik- und Kongresshalle Lübeck
Thu, Jul 5
Gent
Thu, Jul 5
Gent
Fri, Jul 6
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset
Fri, Jul 6
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset
Sat, Jul 7
Warsaw
Stodoła
Sat, Jul 7
Warsaw
Stodoła
Mon, Jul 9
Madrid
Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Mon, Jul 9
Madrid
Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Tue, Jul 10
Valencia
Palau de la Música de València
Tue, Jul 10
Valencia
Palau de la Música de València
Thu, Jul 12
Alicante
Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante
Thu, Jul 12
Alicante
Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante
Fri, Jul 13
Málaga
Fri, Jul 13
Málaga
Sat, Jul 14
Ostuni
Posto Unico
Sat, Jul 14
Ostuni
Posto Unico
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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

Mon, Jul 2
Montreux
Montreux Jazz Club @ House of Jazz
Mon, Jul 2
Montreux
Montreux Jazz Club @ House of Jazz
Tue, Jul 3
Lübeck
Musik- und Kongresshalle Lübeck
Tue, Jul 3
Lübeck
Musik- und Kongresshalle Lübeck
Thu, Jul 5
Gent
Thu, Jul 5
Gent
Fri, Jul 6
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset
Fri, Jul 6
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset
Sat, Jul 7
Warsaw
Stodoła
Sat, Jul 7
Warsaw
Stodoła
Mon, Jul 9
Madrid
Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Mon, Jul 9
Madrid
Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Tue, Jul 10
Valencia
Palau de la Música de València
Tue, Jul 10
Valencia
Palau de la Música de València
Thu, Jul 12
Alicante
Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante
Thu, Jul 12
Alicante
Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante
Fri, Jul 13
Málaga
Fri, Jul 13
Málaga
Sat, Jul 14
Ostuni
Posto Unico
Sat, Jul 14
Ostuni
Posto Unico
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