Brad Mehldau Trio’s ‘Where Do You Start’ is an album featuring Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard and released on September 17, 2012 by Nonesuch.
Track Listing : 1.Got Me Wrong (Jerry Cantrell) – 05:24 . 2.Holland (Sufjan Stevens) – 08:46 . 3.Brownie Speaks (Clifford Brown) – 08:13 . 4.Baby Plays Around (Cait O’Riordan, Elvis Costello) – 10:07 . 5.Airegen (Sonny Rollins) – 06:23 . 6.Hey Joe (Billy Roberts) – 06:24 . 7.Samba E Amor (Chico Buarque) – 09:02 . 8.Jam (Brad Mehldau) – 05:26 . 9.Time Has Told Me (Nick Drake) – 08:30 . 10.Aquelas Coisas Todas (Toninho Horta) – 06:01 . 11.Where Do You Start? (Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Johnny Mandel) – 04:06
Musicians : Brad Mehldau – Piano . Larry Grenadier – Bass . Jeff Ballard – Drums
Production : Produced By Brad Mehldau
Recorded On November 17, 2008 And April 19, 2011 At Avatar Studios, New York, Ny.
Released On September 17, 2012 By Nonesuch.
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Of course, Mehldau burns aplenty elsewhere, with the kind of frightening two-hand technique that has distinguished him from so many others. His “Hey Joe” may be relatively faithful, as is “Got Me Wrong,” but the Alice in Chains hit provides a chance, in his impressive opening solo, for the pianist to set a very high bar for the rest of the set. […]
Hey Joe could have been shorterand the later tracks (with a growing Latin-jazz presence) have something of a business-as-usual feel. But the dynamics and empathy of this ensemble remain pretty irresistible. […]
This is a very swift follow-up to Ode, released only six months earlier. Pianist Mehldau must be making up for lost time, as the present trio has not been as prolifically documented as its previous line-up. […]