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Brad Mehldau piano
Supremely expressive jazz pianist blends diverse influences—from classical to pop—into shapely impromptu musical creations.
“One of the most consistently fascinating voices in
current jazz.” JazzTimes
Over the past two-plus decades, Brad Mehldau has earned a place in the jazz piano firmament as a supremely expressive improviser whose performances are transcendent journeys. With a breathtaking command of the instrument, he blends diverse influences—jazz and classical, the American Songbook, reimagined pop tunes and originals—into impromptu musical creations. Sensuous, cerebral and incandescent, his playing “turns Broadway show tunes into pastoral rhapsodies and blues vamps into meditations on the meaning of life” (The Guardian, UK).