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  • December 7, 2018

    Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards: David Byrne for American Utopia; Brad Mehldau and his Trio for Seymour Reads the Constitution!; Joshua Redman, Brian Blade, Scott Colley, and Ron Miles for Still Dreaming; Punch Brothers for All Ashore; John Adams for Doctor Atomic; Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet for Landfall; and Judith Sherman, up for Producer of the Year, Classical, for her work including Steve Reich's Pulse / Quartet.

  • November 26, 2018

    Jazzwise magazine has published its list of the Top 20 Jazz Albums of 2018, including three Nonesuch releases: Brad Mehldau Trio's Seymour Reads The Constitution!; Joshua Redman's collaboration with Ron Miles, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade, Still Dreaming; and Brad Mehldau's solo album After Bach.

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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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Thu, Apr 4
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Thu, Apr 4
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Apr 5
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Apr 5
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Apr 6
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Apr 6
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Apr 7
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Apr 7
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Tue, Apr 9
Columbia, MO
Whitmore Recital Hall
Tue, Apr 9
Columbia, MO
Whitmore Recital Hall
Wed, Apr 10
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Wed, Apr 10
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Thu, Apr 11
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
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St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Fri, Apr 12
St. Louis, MO
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Sat, Apr 13
St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sun, Apr 14
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
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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

Thu, Apr 4
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Thu, Apr 4
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Apr 5
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Apr 5
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Apr 6
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Apr 6
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Apr 7
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Apr 7
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Tue, Apr 9
Columbia, MO
Whitmore Recital Hall
Tue, Apr 9
Columbia, MO
Whitmore Recital Hall
Wed, Apr 10
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Wed, Apr 10
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Thu, Apr 11
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Thu, Apr 11
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Fri, Apr 12
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Fri, Apr 12
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sat, Apr 13
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sat, Apr 13
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sun, Apr 14
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
Sun, Apr 14
St. Louis, MO
Jazz St. Louis
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