Mehldau, Brad / Largo
Album: Largo   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mehldau, Brad   Added:Aug 2002
Label:Warner Brothers (Jazz/Blu  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-09-23 Pull Date: 2002-11-25 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 6
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 23, 2016: the pocket
Paranoid Android
4. Jan 31, 2007: The Ground State - Deja Vu
Paranoid Android
2. Jul 09, 2011: Rebop
Dear Prudence
5. Feb 21, 2006: The Sad Men's Club
Dear Prudence
3. Apr 27, 2010: Scram
Dear Prudence
6. May 11, 2005: Junk: The Best of Jazz n' Funk
Paranoid Android

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-09-22
Mehldau is a very good pianist who's in a gloopy mainstream rut. Here, he tries to break out a bit, with producer Jon Brion (Aimee Mann's buddy) sprinkling in touches like drum machines, used very lightly for a more "hip" sound. Also, Mehldau takes some chances with prepared piano (#5,9) or electronic tricks (#7).

Overall, it's mellow modern jazz, but with enough risk-taking to be worth a try. Note the two Beatles covers and the Radiohead song.

1- Slow warm groove, comforting but a bit cheesy
2- Slow chaotic crashing, vibes-led. Nice.
3- Cute Beatlesque melody. Too cute.
4*- An attempt at techno + jazz. Works if you're a jazz fan; probably sounds limp to real techno fans
5*- Radiohead cover in multiple phases. Starts lush, becomes a loud clatter, includes a dark classical interlude
6- Fast but mellow
7*- Piano altered to sound like mean guitars. Funny stuff, and I'd expect Mehldau knows it's not quite like Sabbath
8- Slick contempo jazz
9*- Nice snaky prepared piano
10- Fast and rolling
11*- Fast with some drum tech; cheesy melodies on vibes
12- Sentimental, soft, new-agey

Track Listing
1. When It Rains   7. Sabbath
2. You're Vibing Me   8. Dear Prudence
3. Dusty Mcnugget   9. Free Willy
4. Dropjes   10. Alvarado
5. Paranoid Android   11. Wave/Mother Nature's Son
6. Franklin Avenue   12. I Do