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Brad Mehldau

Alyn Shipton and Gwyneth Herbert pick the best recordings of Brad Mehldau, including his solo work, with his trio, and with the bands of Lee Konitz and Charles Lloyd.

Singer Gwyneth Herbert has proved herself an insightful commentator on the recordings of fellow vocalists on Jazz Library, but in this week's programme she shares her enthusiasm for the pianist Brad Mehldau, who is one of the most challenging and innovative of contemporary jazz players. With a repertoire ranging from Broadway songs to the works of contemporary rock players, his music seldom stands still. He is a romantic player in the grand tradition of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, but also a fearless experimenter with time, and musical structure.

Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to pick Mehldau's finest recordings, as a soloist, with his trio and with the bands of Lee Konitz and Charles Lloyd.

Brad Mehldau performs at the 2010 London Jazz Festival.

1 hour

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Sun 21 Nov 2010 00:00

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  • Brad Mehldau

    Lament for Linus

    Composer: Mehldau Performers: Brad Mehldau, piano, Larry Grenadier, b; Jorge Rossy, d. 1997

    • Art of the Trio.
    • Warner.
    • 46290.
  • Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden

    What is this thing called love?

    Composer: Porter Performers: Lee Konitz, as; Brad Mehldau, p; Charlie Haden, b. 21/2 Dec 1996.

    • Live at the Jazz Bakery.
    • Blue Note.
    • 57150.
  • Brad Mehldau

    Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

    Composer: Mehldau Performers: Brad Mehldau, piano, Larry Grenadier, b; Jorge Rossy, 1998

    • Art of the Trio Vol 3: Songs.
    • Warner.
    • 47051.
  • Brad Mehldau

    Resignation

    Composer: Mehldau Performers: Brad Mehldau p; 1999

    • Elegaic Cycle.
    • Warner.
    • 47357.
  • Brad Mehldau

    All the Things You Are

    Composer: Kern Performers: Brad Mehldau, piano, Larry Grenadier, b; Jorge Rossy, d. 1997

    • Art of the Trio Vol 3: Songs.
    • Warner.
    • 47463.
  • Brad Mehldau

    When It Rains

    Composer: Mehldau Performers: from Peter Mandell, Rose Corrigan (bassoon); Jim Keltner (vibraphone, piano, drums, percussion); Jon Brion (piano, guitar, percussion); Larry Grenadier, Darek 'Oles' Oleszkiewicz (acoustic bass); Justin Meldal-Johnsen (electric bass); Matt Chamberlain (drums, tabla, shaker, percussion); Victor Indrizzo (drums, percussion); Jorge Rossy (drums). April 2001

    • Largo.
    • Warner.
    • 48114.
  • Brad Mehldau

    Paranoid Android

    Composer: Yorke/Greenwood Performers: from Peter Mandell, Rose Corrigan (bassoon); Jim Keltner (vibraphone, piano, drums, percussion); Jon Brion (piano, guitar, percussion); Larry Grenadier, Darek 'Oles' Oleszkiewicz (acoustic bass); Justin Meldal-Johnsen (electric bass); Matt Chamberlain (drums, tabla, shaker, percussion); Victor Indrizzo (drums, percussion); Jorge Rossy (drums). April 2001

    • Largo.
    • Warner.
    • 48114.
  • Brad Mehldau

    Paranoid Android

    Composer: Yorke/Greenwood Performers: Brad Mehldau solo piano, Triphony Hall Tokyo, 15 Feb 2003

    • Live in Tokyo.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 79853.
  • Brad Mehldau

    Knives Out

    Composer: Yorke/Greenwood Performers: Brad Mehldau, piano, Larry Grenadier, b; Jeff Ballard replaces Rossy. 2005

    • Day is Done.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 79910.
  • Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau - Unrequited

    Composer: Metheny/Mehldau Performers: Pat Metheny, g; Brad Mehldau, p. Sep 2006

  • Brad Mehldau

    The Falcon Will Fly Again

    Composer: Mehldau Performers: Joshua Redman, ss, voc; Brad Mehldau, p, voc; Jeff Ballard, perc, voc; Matt Chamberlain, d, voc; The Fleurettes, voc; Feb & May 2009, Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California.

    • Highway Rider.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 7559-79827-0.

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