Day Is Done

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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.”

Description

The Brad Mehldau Trio's Day Is Done marks the Trio debut of drummer Jeff Ballard, who joins Mehldau on piano and Larry Grenadier on bass. For his second album on Nonesuch, Mehldau continues his Anglophile bent with an interpretation of English singer/songwriter Nick Drake's "Day Is Done," a unique take on the Beatles' quirky gem "Martha My Dear," and the British band Radiohead's "Knives Out." Also on the record are tunes by Burt Bacharach and Paul Simon, as well as two of Mehldau's own compositions, among others.

Mehldau calls Day Is Done, which was recorded mostly over an exhilarating six or seven hour period, a "high-octane record, with a few moments of respite here and there."

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Brad Mehldau
All tracks except track 3 recorded on March 13, 2005
Track three recorded on March 14, 2005
Recorded and Mixed by James Farber at Avatar Studios, New York, NY
Assistant Engineer: Aya Takemura
Mastered by Mark Wilder at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY
Assistant: Maria Triana

Design by Doyle Partners
Cover Photography by Diane Cook & Len Jenshel

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Nonesuch Selection Number

79910

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1disc
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Brad Mehldau Trio
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MUSICIANS
Brad Mehldau, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass
Jeff Ballard, drums

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CD+MP3
UPC
075597991024BUN
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MP3
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9.00
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075597993264
  • 79910

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  • 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.

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  • About This Album

    The Brad Mehldau Trio's Day Is Done marks the Trio debut of drummer Jeff Ballard, who joins Mehldau on piano and Larry Grenadier on bass. For his second album on Nonesuch, Mehldau continues his Anglophile bent with an interpretation of English singer/songwriter Nick Drake's "Day Is Done," a unique take on the Beatles' quirky gem "Martha My Dear," and the British band Radiohead's "Knives Out." Also on the record are tunes by Burt Bacharach and Paul Simon, as well as two of Mehldau's own compositions, among others.

    Mehldau calls Day Is Done, which was recorded mostly over an exhilarating six or seven hour period, a "high-octane record, with a few moments of respite here and there."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Brad Mehldau, piano
    Larry Grenadier, bass
    Jeff Ballard, drums

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Brad Mehldau
    All tracks except track 3 recorded on March 13, 2005
    Track three recorded on March 14, 2005
    Recorded and Mixed by James Farber at Avatar Studios, New York, NY
    Assistant Engineer: Aya Takemura
    Mastered by Mark Wilder at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY
    Assistant: Maria Triana

    Design by Doyle Partners
    Cover Photography by Diane Cook & Len Jenshel

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz