Brad Mehldau’s ‘Ode’

Brad Mehldau’s ‘Ode’ is an album recorded on February 17, 2008 & April 19, 2011 with Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard and released on March 20, 2012 by Nonesuch Records.

Track Listing : 1.M.B. (Brad Mehldau) – 07:46 . 2.Ode (Brad Mehldau) – 06:20 . 3.26 (Brad Mehldau) – 07:50 . 4.Dream Sketch (Brad Mehldau) – 07:25 . 5.Bee Blues (Brad Mehldau) – 06:42 . 6.Twiggy (Brad Mehldau) – 05:42 . 7.Kurt Vibe (Brad Mehldau) – 04:54 . 8.Stan The Man (Brad Mehldau) – 05:24 . 9.Wyatt’S Eulogy For George Hanson (Brad Mehldau) – 09:23 . 10.Aquaman (Brad Mehldau) – 04:49 . 11.Days Of Dilbert Delaney (Brad Mehldau) – 09:01

Musicians : Brad Mehldau – Piano . Larry Grenadier – Bass . Jeff Ballard – Drums

Production : Produced By Brad Mehldau . Chris Allen – Assistant Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering . James Farber – Engineer, Mixing . Fernando Lodeiro – Assistant Engineer . Akihiro Nishimura – Assistant Engineer . David Schoenwetter – Assistant Engineer

Package : John Gall – Design . Brad Mehldau – Liner Notes . Michael Wilson – Photography

Recorded February 17, 2008 – April 19, 2011 At Avatar Studios, New York, Ny.

Released March 20, 2012 By Nonesuch Records.

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PopMatters
Though the leading jazz pianists today are making lots of impressive statements about where the music is going, maybe creating a compelling album, old school, is still one of the music’s clearest callings. Ode fits the bill. […]

All About Jazz
Mehldau may no longer make this trio his primary focus, but with Ode, he makes crystal clear that it remains a vital one, with less frequent releases only serving to more vividly highlight the quantum leaps that Mehldau, Grenadier and Ballard make, both individually and collectively, year after year. […]

Lithium Magazine
Each song on Ode is a tribute or “ode” to a different person, evoking different feelings. Mehldau has said that he wrote the lyric-less songs to feel like they might be sung—or as he describes it, “It’s the singing, only without all those pesky words.” […]

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