Artist: Brad Mehldau
Title Of Album: Discography
Year Of Release: 1995-2010
Label: Nonesuch Records, Warner Bros. / US
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,covers)
Total: 21:56:33 min
Total Size: 7 Gb
Brad Mehldau (born August 23, 1970) is an American jazz pianist. Besides leading his own group, the Brad Mehldau Trio, he has performed with many renowned artists, including Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Larry Grenadier, Peter Bernstein, Jeff Ballard, Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, Michael Brecker, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Brian Blade, Jimmy Cobb, classical vocalists Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, and singer-songwriters Chris Thile and John Mayer.
Recording primarily for Nonesuch Records, Mehldau plays original compositions, jazz standards and jazz arrangements of popular music, especially rock music. With his trio, he has recorded arrangements of the music of Nick Drake, The Beatles, Radiohead and Paul Simon among others, and recorded Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" on his 2008 album, Live. Mehldau has also expressed an interest in and knowledge of philosophy, in particular of music and art. He has played and recorded solo and with co-leaders Peter Bernstein, Mark Turner, Charlie Haden, Charles Lloyd, Pat Metheny and others. In 2004, Mehldau toured with Kurt Rosenwinkel and Joshua Redman.
He cites Larry Goldings, Kevin Hays, Peter Bernstein, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jesse Davis, David Sánchez and the other members of his own trio as influences. He implements his classical training by often playing a separate melody with each hand in unusual rhythmic meters. For example, he plays his arrangement of Jerome Kern's standard "All the Things You Are" on Art of the Trio, Vol. IV in A major (a half-step up from the original key, A-flat major) played in 7/4 time. On Day Is Done, he also plays Paul Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" in 7/4. Another of Mehldau's signature techniques is to create an ostinato in his right hand whilst developing a motivic idea in his left hand (e.g. on "Live in Tokyo", during the last three minutes of "Someone to Watch Over Me", where he keeps a constant A pedal).
1995 - Introducing Brad Mehldau
1997 - The Art Of The Trio, Vol. 1
1998 - The Art Of The Trio, Vol. 2 - Live at the Village Vanguard
1998 - The Art Of The Trio, Vol. 3 - Songs
1999 - Elegiac Cycle
1999 - The Art Of The Trio, Vol. 4 - Back At The Vanguard
2000 - Places
2001 - The Art Of The Trio, Vol. 5 - Progression
2002 - Largo
2004 - Anything Goes
2004 - Live In Tokyo
2005 - Day Is Done
2006 - House On Hill
2006 - Love Sublime
2008 - Brad Mehldau Trio Live
2010 - Highway Rider
2010 - Brad Mehldau & Anne Sofie von Otter - Love Songs [2CD]
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