brad mehldau

CD review: Joshua Redman

Walking Shadows (Nonesuch 532288) A virtuoso saxophonist playing over an orchestra has been an alluring sound explored by most of the great players from Charlie Parker to Michael Brecker. Joshua Redman had a taste of it when he participated in… Read More ›

A ballad for Ballard

I don’t think anyone’s ever written one. A ballad is perhaps not the natural musical form for a drummer, though that would be to typecast this particular drummer. And to typecast Jeff Ballard would be completely out of order. So,… Read More ›

CD review: Brad Mehldau

Live In Marciac (Nonesuch 520275) The American pianist’s two most recently released recordings were Highway Rider, which featured his trio with added musicians and an orchestra playing live in the studio, and a recital of original and standard love songs… Read More ›

CD review: Eli Degibri

Israeli Song (Anzic Records ANZ-3002) How can one resist an album which opens with Brad Mehldau’s great little tune Unrequited? Especially when not only is it being articulated brightly and wittily on soprano saxophone but on piano is Mr Mehldau… Read More ›

Disc of the day: 15-06-10

Vinicius Cantuaria: Samba Carioca (Naive WN145181) A new Cantuaria disc is always cause for celebration at thejazzbreakfast, and this new one doesn’t disapppoint. Try Berlin, a new song from Cantuaria on which he plays acoustic guitar, adds percussion and a… Read More ›