Mehldau, Brad Trio / Live
Album:Live Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mehldau, Brad Trio Added:Apr 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-07-06 Pull Date:2008-09-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 7Aug 31Aug 24Jul 20Jul 13

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 30, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
4.Jul 31, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Feb 26, 2016:Rebop
Fit Cat
5.Sep 05, 2008:Memory Select
3.Aug 20, 2010:The Jazz Hour(s)
6.Aug 29, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-07-06 
Nonesuch, 2008

MODERN JAZZ – One of the most influential mainstream jazz artists to emerge in the 1990s, Mehldau continues his breakneck recording pace – this is his 5th release since 2006! Recorded live at NYC’s Village Vanguard, Mehldau’s supple trio plays originals, standards and two rock covers (including a 23-minute version of “Black Hole Sun”).

All good. Fo’s Picks: Disc 1 – 2, 3 Disc 2 – 2, 5, 6

2. 8:45 – easy tempo, very nice bass work, piano struts and gently spins
3. 13:07 – bop: piano cruises straight ahead, breezing thru alternating tempos
4. 10:38 – relaxed, lyrical Brazilian tune, light touches of mystery & irony
5. 9:11 – uptempo waltz, breezily optimistic, many melodic ideas in piano solo
6. 23:31 – way too long, but it works as a jazz tune: starts out quiet & bluesy, bass solo adds steam, piano solo gets abstract; pretty fast by the midpoint, breaks down, very cool drum work near the end.
7. 13:03 – standard ballad: pretty and boozy; second half is lovely solo piano

1. 12:00 – upbeat & very melodic, piano trips lightly over fast drums
2. 10:41 – upbeat & modern: chord changes seem to twist or refract the tune
3. 11:35 – bittersweet tune, gentle Latin rhythm, picks up strength as it goes
4. 16:16 – speedy bebop classic: piano sketches the outlines, long drum solo
5. 12:09 – standard ballad, played with great feeling; second half is solo piano
6. 14:57 – difficult Coltrane tune: long solo intro, then everybody cuts loose

[ Fo ] 6-Jul-08

Track Listing
1.Introduction 7.The Very Thought Of You
2.Wonderwall 8.Buddha Realm
3.Ruby's Dub 9.Fit Cat
4.O Que Sera 10.Secret Beach
5.B-Flat Waltz 11.C.T.A.
6.Black Hole Sun 12.More Than You Know