Brad Mehldau, Martin Taylor
Claire Martin is joined by pianist Brad Mehldau, who talks about his new album, Highway Rider. Plus an exclusive solo set by leading guitarist Martin Taylor.
Jazz Line-Up this week features two world class musicians. First, Brad Mehldau, talking to Claire Martin about his new album 'Highway Rider'. It's a double-album featuring his usual trio of drummer Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier on bass, as well as guest saxophonist Joshua Redman, with more drumming from Matt Chamberlain and a chamber orchestra. Mehldau talks about his scoring for String Orchestra and how he chooses the places to improvise.
Martin Taylor is one of the world's leading guitarists, with a distinct melodic sound. Having just released a new project "Spirit of Django", Martin plays a solo set exclusively for Jazz Line-Up and experiments with one of the guitars by arranging the strings on the fret in a different order. Hear the results on Jazz Line-Up.