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The Summer Jazz Project: Kirk to Mehldau (Beam Me Up)

For the first four weeks we visited modern jazz from a cornerstone of jazz music, one of the many seminal records of a jazz legend, the origins of thrash guitar, tucked inside a box of Latin inspired jazz fusion, and I avoided any further legal action from Mike Stern (but I am still waiting for a call from Metallica’s legal team). 2,664 more words

Life And General Ramblings

Ephemerama #22

I’ve been sitting in my studio today feeling like my art, all artwork, was pretty worthless in the face of monstrous acts of brutality such as what happened in Orlando this weekend. 653 more words


Metheny Mehldau: Quartet

Choose two distinguished musicians: Pat Metheny and Brad Mehldau, add bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard, get some very comfortable headphones – sit back at your favourite sofa – leave your mind to rest for a few minutes before listening to Quartet. 64 more words


Brad Mehldau Trio: Blues and Ballads - A Review

Brad Mehldau

I have an ambiguous relationship to Brad Mehldau’s music. On the one hand, I’ve featured him both in my 25 Essential Jazz albums… 426 more words

Album Review

Brad Mehldau Trio CD reviewed

Blues and Ballads (Nonesuch)
Brad Mehldau Trio

It’s tempting to think of Blues and Ballads, released today, as Brad Mehldau for the masses.

If it’s not exactly that, then at the very least, the album, which is the first new release from the pianist’s world-class trio since 2012, presents the brilliant pianist going deep into the jazz-tradition comfort zone, focusing on slow and lyrical interpretations of canonical material and choice pop tunes. 620 more words


Brad Mehldau tests the improvisational limits of Bach's music tonight at Koerner Hall

Last night the 21C Music Festival debuted in front of a packed Koerner Hall in Toronto.

It was a triumphant evening for music, led from stage by the Kronos Quartet. 210 more words

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21C Music Festival brings top talent to Toronto this week

The Royal Conservatory brings amazing musical talent to Toronto this week, with the third edition of the 21C MUSIC FESTIVAL.

If you ask me, the Kronos Quartet with Tanya Tagaq appearance is one of the top concerts in 2016 in Toronto. 27 more words

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