Brad Mehldau Trio Ode e: Nonesuch Records 2012The very first notes of the Brad Mehldau Trio's Ode sound rich, lyrical and full of energy. This may come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with the pianist's work, but loyal followers of Mehldau know he brings an unusual intensity to his work, particularly his solo projects and the collaborations with his trio (currently bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard). This, the first studio trio recording since Day Is Done (Nonesuch, 2005), is no exception...
Any Brad is good Brad, and always welcome.
One thing I noted about this release though - all but 3 of the 11 tracks were recorded in 2008! I reckon Nonesuch must have stacks of recordings hidden away - but this is "new" only in terms of a release date.
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