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  • April 30, 2019

    Happy International Jazz Day! Looking for a soundtrack to celebrate? Check out the Nonesuch: Jazz playlist on Spotify and Apple Music here, featuring new and classic songs from Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Tigran Hamasyan, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Allen Toussaint, James Farm, Rokia Traoré, Joni Mitchell, and others. And to hear new tracks as they’re added with music from new and upcoming releases, subscribe to the playlist today.

  • 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.

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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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Thu, Mar 5
Utrecht
Grote Zaal, TivoliVredenburg
Thu, Mar 5
Utrecht
Grote Zaal, TivoliVredenburg
Fri, Mar 6
Thonon-les-bains
Théâtre Maurice Novarina
Fri, Mar 6
Thonon-les-bains
Théâtre Maurice Novarina
Sat, Mar 7
Issy-les-moulineaux
PACI
Sat, Mar 7
Issy-les-moulineaux
PACI
Mon, Mar 9
London
Barbican Hall
Mon, Mar 9
London
Barbican Hall
Tue, Mar 10
Lieusaint
Théâtre-Sénart, Scène Nationale
Tue, Mar 10
Lieusaint
Théâtre-Sénart, Scène Nationale
Fri, Mar 13
Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Fri, Mar 13
Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Sat, Mar 14
Rennes
Le Liberte
Sat, Mar 14
Rennes
Le Liberte
Sun, Mar 15
Rezé
La Soufflerie
Sun, Mar 15
Rezé
La Soufflerie
Mon, Mar 16
Rezé
La Soufflerie
Mon, Mar 16
Rezé
La Soufflerie
Mon, Mar 23
Munich
Prinzregententheater
Mon, Mar 23
Munich
Prinzregententheater
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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, Mar 5
Utrecht
Grote Zaal, TivoliVredenburg
Thu, Mar 5
Utrecht
Grote Zaal, TivoliVredenburg
Fri, Mar 6
Thonon-les-bains
Théâtre Maurice Novarina
Fri, Mar 6
Thonon-les-bains
Théâtre Maurice Novarina
Sat, Mar 7
Issy-les-moulineaux
PACI
Sat, Mar 7
Issy-les-moulineaux
PACI
Mon, Mar 9
London
Barbican Hall
Mon, Mar 9
London
Barbican Hall
Tue, Mar 10
Lieusaint
Théâtre-Sénart, Scène Nationale
Tue, Mar 10
Lieusaint
Théâtre-Sénart, Scène Nationale
Fri, Mar 13
Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Fri, Mar 13
Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Sat, Mar 14
Rennes
Le Liberte
Sat, Mar 14
Rennes
Le Liberte
Sun, Mar 15
Rezé
La Soufflerie
Sun, Mar 15
Rezé
La Soufflerie
Mon, Mar 16
Rezé
La Soufflerie
Mon, Mar 16
Rezé
La Soufflerie
Mon, Mar 23
Munich
Prinzregententheater
Mon, Mar 23
Munich
Prinzregententheater
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