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France 2021 [no label, 1CD]

Live in Nice, France; July 15, 2021. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to elgaucho for sharing the show at Dime.

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Grammy Award winning jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau’s most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Mehldau’s musical personality forms a dichotomy. He is first and foremost an improviser, and greatly cherishes the surprise and wonder that can occur from a spontaneous musical idea that is expressed directly, in real time. But he also has a deep fascination for the formal architecture of music, and it informs everything he plays.

In his most inspired playing, the actual structure of his musical thought serves as an expressive device. As he plays, he listens to how ideas unwind, and the order in which they reveal themselves. Each tune has a strongly felt narrative arch, whether it expresses itself in a beginning, an end, or something left intentionally open-ended. The two sides of Mehldau’s personality - the improviser and the formalist - play off each other, and the effect is often something like controlled chaos.

Mehldau received a Grammy nomination at the end of 2016 for Best Improvised Jazz Solo on the track “I Concentrate on You”, from the Blues And Ballads album.

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Track 01. Mohawk 9:32
Track 02. Ode 10:37
Track 03. And I Love Her 9:59
Track 04. banter 1:29
Track 05. In The Still of The Night 11:26
Track 06. The Nearness of You 8:18
Track 07. banter 0:36
Track 08. Here’s That Rainy Day 6:06
58 mins

Brad Mehldau - piano
Larry Grenadier - bass
Jeff Ballard - drums

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  1. 12 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO - FRANCE 2021”

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    By Dapper Dan on Aug 15, 2021

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    By U L E on Aug 15, 2021

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    By U L E on Aug 15, 2021

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    By DD on Aug 16, 2021

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    By U L E on Aug 16, 2021

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    By U L E on Aug 16, 2021

  8. Twernt me on last one, nuther fake

    By U L E on Aug 16, 2021

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    By U L E on Aug 16, 2021

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    By U L E on Aug 16, 2021

  11. Last two twernt me . More fakes

    By U L E on Aug 17, 2021

  12. Twernt me on last one, nuther fake Un

    By U L E on Aug 17, 2021

  13. Thanks. New recordings and concerts of Mehldau are wellcome. More music of Mehldau!!!.

    By JazzC on Aug 20, 2021

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