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  • Where Do You Start

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Where Do You Start

    The Brad Mehldau Trio’s Where Do You Start is a companion disc to the critically acclaimed Ode. Whereas Ode featured 11 songs composed by Mehldau, Where Do You Start comprises the Trio’s interpretations of ten tunes by other composers, along with one Mehldau original. "The pianist builds his improvisation like a master storyteller," says NPR's Fresh Air. The album, says the BBC, "points to Mehldau entering a new prime phase in his career." 

  • Ode

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Ode

    The Trio—"a graceful powerhouse, equally savvy about groove and harmony" (New York Times)—performs 11 previously unreleased songs composed by Mehldau. Many were written as tributes, or “odes,” to real and fictional people, like the late saxophonist Michael Brecker, a character from the film Easy Rider, and the guitarist Kurt Ronsenwinkel. "Ode is an often scintillating and always joyful listen from beginning to end," says MusicOMH. The Chicago Tribune finds Mehldau "in prime form as composer, improviser and bandleader." The Montreal Gazette says: "This may well be his most interesting, absorbing album to date." The Financial Times calls it "benchmark piano-trio jazz." 

  • The Art of the Trio Recordings: 1996–2001

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    The Art of the Trio Recordings: 1996–2001

    This box set includes the five original Art of the Trio records by the Brad Mehldau Trio, featuring Jorge Rossy and Larry Grenadier, plus a disc of unreleased material from shows at the Village Vanguard. Repertoire includes interpretations of standard tunes and modern classics as well as original compositions. "The trio created a private world for their listeners to get lost in," says the Guardian, "and this is the definitive representation of it." This set, says All About Jazz, confirms Mehldau "as one of the most important pianists of any generation."

  • Live

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Live

    A two-disc, specially priced package recorded at the Village Vanguard over four nights in October 2006, from sets described by the New York Times as "a model of concentration and restraint." The 2-1/2 hours of material include originals plus covers of tunes by John Coltrane, Chico Buarque, Oasis, and Soundgarden.

  • Live: The Complete Friday Night Sets (MP3s—Nonesuch Store Exclusive)

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Live: The Complete Friday Night Sets (MP3s—Nonesuch Store Exclusive)

    These 15 MP3s contain the complete musicover three hoursfrom all three Friday-night sets of the Trio's October 2006 residency at the Village Vanguard featured on their two-disc Live album, including tunes by Thelonious Monk, Benny Goodman, Paul Simon, and Radiohead.

  • House on Hill

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    House on Hill

    Recorded during the 2002 Anything Goes sessions, this is the culmination of Mehldau’s studio work with his original trio lineup of bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy. The New York Times calls it "a marvel of collective self-assurance."

  • Day Is Done

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Day Is Done

    Along with two originals, Mehldau’s reinvigorated trio interprets the Beatles, Bacharach, Paul Simon, Radiohead, and Nick Drake. The Independent (UK) praises, “With new drummer Jeff Ballard adding fresh impetus, this recording ranks as one of the best in a brilliant catalogue.”

  • Anything Goes

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Anything Goes

    The Brad Mehldau Trio performs an all-covers set featuring American Songbook gems and a few inspired, left-field contemporary excursions. The Boston Herald calls it "a strong, seductively quiet take on jazz standards and pop classics, re-imagining everything from Cole Porter to Radiohead."