Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau



Bradford Alexander "Brad" Mehldau (/ˈmɛlˌd/; born August 23, 1970) is an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.

Mehldau studied music at The New School, and toured and recorded while still a student. He was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman's Quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since the early 1990s. His first long-term trio featured bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy; in 2005 Jeff Ballard replaced Rossy. These bands have released a dozen albums under the pianist's name.

Since the early 2000s Mehldau has experimented with other musical formats in addition to trio and solo piano. Largo, released in 2002, contains electronics and input from rock and classical musicians; later examples include touring and recording with guitarist Pat Metheny, writing and playing song cycles for classical singers Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, composing orchestral pieces for 2009's Highway Rider, and playing electronic keyboard instruments in a duo with drummer Mark Guiliana.

Aspects of pop, rock, and classical music, including German Romanticism, have been absorbed into Mehldau's writing and playing. Through his use of some traditional elements of jazz without being restricted by them, simultaneous playing of different melodies in separate hands, and incorporation of pop and rock pieces, Mehldau has influenced musicians in and beyond jazz in their approaches to writing, playing, and choice of repertoire.



After Bach
After Bach is an album by musical artist Brad Mehldau, released on March 9, 2018.
After Bach: Rondo
After Bach: Rondo is a song by musical artist Brad Mehldau, released on January 25, 2018.
Blues and Ballads
Blues and Ballads is a studio album by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau.
Largo is an album by American pianist and composer Brad Mehldau released on the Warner Bros.

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Don't miss these shows to watch and concerts in south Louisiana (April 6-12)
  –  April 5, 2018
30 p.m. RIVER CITY JAZZ MASTERS SERIES FEATURING THE BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO: Manship Theatre, 7:30 p.m. THE SWORD/KING BUFFALO: Varsity Theatre, 8 p.m. WEREWOLF ACOUSTIC: The Edge Bar at L'Auberge, 8 p.m. DAVID CRAIG: Beauregard Gallery & Bistro, 11:30 a.m ...
Jazz up your weekend: Two shows offer world-class music
  –  April 5, 2018
Bernstein was at the forefront of contemporary jazz during the 1990s, playing with Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Sonny Rollins, Roy Hargrove, Joe Lovano, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and others. Masterful technique is only the starting point for Bernstein ...
How Keith Jarrett Defied The Odds To Record His Solo Masterpiece, ‘The Köln Concert’
  –  April 4, 2018
It’s doubtful whether US pianist Brad Mehldau – also noted for his extemporised solo recitals – would have made the records he did without falling under Jarrett’s spell. Forty-three years after the fact, The Köln Concert remains Keith Jarrett’s ...
Coward - Yael Naïm feat. Brad Mehldau
  –  April 2, 2018
But how did I become a coward? How did I become a coward? How did I become a coward? How did I become a coward? (Coward, coward, coward...) But how did I become a coward? How did I become a coward? How did I become a coward? How did I become a ..
  –  April 1, 2018
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David Byrne, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny to Perform at Noches del Botánico on Tours of Spain
  –  March 28, 2018
The line-up for the 2018 Noches del Botánico festival in Madrid has been announced, and among the artists to perform this July are David Byrne, Brad Mehldau Trio, and Pat Metheny, all on their respective tours of Spain. Copy: The line-up for the 2018 ...
'After Bach' Offers Brad Mehldau's Well-Tempered Jazz
  –  March 27, 2018
When Johann Sebastian Bach compiled the first book of the Well-Tempered Clavier in 1722, he wrote that the 24 preludes and fugues were "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in ...
Music I Grew Up With
  –  March 11, 2018
In addition to the above, we will hear him with Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Judy Niemack, Warne Marsh & Bill Evans, Jeanfrancois Prins, Brad Mehldau & Charlie Haden and Art Pepper. His composition “S Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, August 20, 2017 will be ...
Brad Mehldau Trio: The Art Of The Trio, Recordings 1996-2001
  –  February 21, 2018
Músicos:- Brad Mehldau: Piano.- Larry Grenadier: Contrabajo.- Jorge Rossy: Batería. El sello discográfico Nonesuch Records acaba de publicar la más reciente “novedad” del pianista norte-americano Brad Mehldau. Se trata de una caja integrada por 7 ...


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