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Mehldau, Brad Trio / Ode
Album:Ode Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mehldau, Brad Trio Added:Apr 2012
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-04-14 Pull Date:2012-06-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 17Jun 10Jun 3May 27May 20May 13May 6Apr 29

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 29, 2016:Rebop
Dream Sketch
4.Feb 14, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Jan 31, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
Stan The Man
5.Jan 04, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum: Top Jazz of 2012
3.Apr 19, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum: Track 6
6.Jun 12, 2012:Rebop

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-04-14 
Nonesuch, 2012

MODERN JAZZ – Pianist Mehldau returns to his dynamite trio with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums for their first studio session since 2005(!). The tunes are mostly tributes to other people, real or fictional (or, intriguingly, their nicknames), and Mehldau’s deeply personal touch gives them the feel of intimate portraits. A strong disc.

All solid. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9

1. 7:46 – upbeat, bustling, but with a bittersweet bite; slightly spiky piano solo
2. 6:20 – warm, quick pulse: holds position at first, but turns very lyrical
3. 7:50 – sunny sound: catchy theme is repeated, refracted, and embroidered
4. 7:25 – really nice, low-key stroll: piano calmly expands on the theme
5. 6:42 – cute little blues, somewhat warped; bass solos, piano wanders
6. 5:42 – excellent rhythm and a quietly joyous melody; sweet piano flight
7. 4:54 – cool shadowy walk, harmonic shadings get richer as it goes along
8. 5:24 – sly bebop: rushing tempo, piano dances around the edges
9. 9:23 – solemn theme, then flowing improv: searching piano, open rhythm
10. 4:49 – bright and optimistic, lightly heroic, almost like a theme song
11. 9:01 – warm, upbeat ballad: very sweet (but not sappy), gently expands

[ Fo ] - April 2012

Track Listing
1.M.B. 6.Twiggy
2.Ode 7.Kurt Vibe
3.26 8.Stan The Man
4.Dream Sketch 9.Eulogy For George Hanson
5.Bee Blues 10.Aquaman
 11.Days Of Dilbert Delaney