House on Hill

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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."

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From 1994–2004, the Brad Mehldau Trio was composed of Larry Grenadier on bass, Jorge Rossy on drums, and Mehldau on piano. Jeff Ballard recently replaced Rossy, and House on Hill is the final recording from the previous group. Seven of its tracks come from a two-day session in 2002, when the trio recorded eighteen songs in total. That material was divided into Mehldau originals and interpretations of existing songs; the latter group became Anything Goes, released in 2004. The originals are presented here with two additional songs—“August Ending” and “Fear and Trembling”—from a more recent recording session. “All of the songs were written between 2000 and 2002, and they form a time capsule of my writing then, and of the way the trio was playing together,” Mehldau says, “I am so glad that this music is finally able to see the light of day.”

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MUSICIANS
Brad Mehldau, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass
Jorge Rossy, drums

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Brad Mehldau and Matt Pierson
All tracks except tracks 1 and 6 recorded on October 8–9, 2002
Tracks 1 and 6 recorded on March 12, 2005
Recorded by James Farber at Avatar Studios, New York, NY
Assistant Engineers: Aya Takemura, Steve Mazur
Mixed by James Farber at Sear Sound, New York, NY
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

All songs composed by Brad Mehldau

Design by Barbara de Wilde
Artwork by Benita Raphan
Photography by Lourdes Delgado

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79911

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1disc
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Brad Mehldau Trio
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MUSICIANS
Brad Mehldau, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass
Jorge Rossy, drums

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CD+MP3
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075597991123BUN
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MP3
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8.00
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075597991161
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  • About This Album

    From 1994–2004, the Brad Mehldau Trio was composed of Larry Grenadier on bass, Jorge Rossy on drums, and Mehldau on piano. Jeff Ballard recently replaced Rossy, and House on Hill is the final recording from the previous group. Seven of its tracks come from a two-day session in 2002, when the trio recorded eighteen songs in total. That material was divided into Mehldau originals and interpretations of existing songs; the latter group became Anything Goes, released in 2004. The originals are presented here with two additional songs—“August Ending” and “Fear and Trembling”—from a more recent recording session. “All of the songs were written between 2000 and 2002, and they form a time capsule of my writing then, and of the way the trio was playing together,” Mehldau says, “I am so glad that this music is finally able to see the light of day.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Brad Mehldau, piano
    Larry Grenadier, bass
    Jorge Rossy, drums

    MUSICIANS
    Brad Mehldau, piano
    Larry Grenadier, bass
    Jorge Rossy, drums

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Brad Mehldau and Matt Pierson
    All tracks except tracks 1 and 6 recorded on October 8–9, 2002
    Tracks 1 and 6 recorded on March 12, 2005
    Recorded by James Farber at Avatar Studios, New York, NY
    Assistant Engineers: Aya Takemura, Steve Mazur
    Mixed by James Farber at Sear Sound, New York, NY
    Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

    All songs composed by Brad Mehldau

    Design by Barbara de Wilde
    Artwork by Benita Raphan
    Photography by Lourdes Delgado