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
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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
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