Mehldau, Brad Trio / Seymour Reads The Constitution!
Album: Seymour Reads The Constitution!   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mehldau, Brad Trio   Added:May 2018
Label:Nonesuch Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-06-07 Pull Date: 2018-08-09 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 15 Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 17
Airplays: 4 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 18, 2021: No Cover, No Minimum: Monday Edition (rebroadcast from Jul 2, 2018)
Seymour Reads The Constitution
4. Jul 13, 2018: Old Fart at Play
Ten Tune, Spiral
2. Aug 11, 2018: Music Casserole
5. Jul 12, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
3. Jul 14, 2018: Music Casserole
Seymour Reads The Constitution
6. Jul 09, 2018: Old fart at Play

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-05-30
Reviewed: 2018-05-30
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Mehldau is a virtuoso with deep classical leanings that he pulls over into the jazz realm, where he mixes it up with improvisational acumen and a trio dynamic—featuring bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard—that crackles with energy.
If You Like: Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Fred Hersch
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Spiral (8:33) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo swings uptempo> uptempo jam> false stop> quick fade
*2/ Seymour Reads The Constitution (8:03) – piano starts> slow jam> bass solo> slow jam> piano solo slowly builds to midtempo jam> quick fade
*3/ Almost Like Being In Love (8:41) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo swings to fast tempo jam> sizzling piano solo> drum solo> fast jam> drum solo (several times)> uptempo jam> quick fades4/ 4/ De-Dah (8:42) – piano starts> uptempo jam> bass solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> drum solo/duet with piano> uptempo jam> quick stop
*5/ Friends (8:15) – piano starts> midtempo waltz> piano solo> midtempo jam> off-kilter jam> quick fade
*6/ Ten Tune (10:07) – piano starts> midtempo quickly swings into uptempo jam> dynamic piano solo> uptempo jam> fade> false stop> uptempo jam & quick fade
7/ Great Day (5:54) – piano starts> midtempo jam> bass solos over the top & swings uptempo> piano solo> quick fade
*8/ Beatrice (8:54) – piano starts> slow jam> piano solo swings uptempo> bass solo> uptempo jam> drum solo> uptempo jam> drum solo> uptempo jam> (several times)> uptempo jam & fade

Track Listing
1. Spiral   5. Friends
2. Seymour Reads The Constitution   6. Ten Tune
3. Almost Like Being In Love   7. Great Day
4. De-Dah   8. Beatrice