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Music, Hear This The Brad Mehldau Trio: Show Preview

The Brad Mehldau Trio: Show Preview

It takes a certain amount of cojones for a group to issue a series of albums entitled The Art of the Trio, but there's little question that the Brad Mehldau Trio has injected new life into the often staid piano…
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Music, Marco Benevento experiments on the ivories

Marco Benevento experiments on the ivories

Marco Benevento has been whipping up a joyful maelstrom of heavily processed Hammond B-3 organ and Wurlitzer electric piano since first joining forces with drummer Joe Russo in 2002. Though the Benevento/Russo Duo remains active, a shift in focus has…
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Music, Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau

For most people, solo piano music has more of a classical connotation than a jazz one; not surprisingly, jazz pianists from Bill Evans on did their earliest training in classical music. Likewise, New York-based impresario Brad Mehldau spent considerable time…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

If pianist Ethan Iverson were based in the Bay Area, he'd probably work with the handful of top-notch musicians in the Mills College and S.F. improv scenes -- artists enormously respected by their peers but largely unknown beyond those circles…
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Review

Brad Mehldau Elegiac Cycle (Warner Bros.) Throughout the '90s, the institutions of jazz have largely prized technical proficiency and an obliging attitude over individual vision. So we've got an entire generation of superhyped younger players pushed into the limelight by…
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