Brad Mehldau records ‘Anything Goes’ with Larry Grenadier and Jorge Rossy (2002)

Brad Mehldau Trio’s ‘Anything Goes’ is an album recorded on October 8–9, 2002 and released on February 24, 2004 By Warner Bros.

Track Listing : 1.Get Happy (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 09:47 . 2.Dreamsville (Raymond B. Evans, Jay Livingston, Henry Mancini) – 05:03 . 3.Anything Goes (Cole Porter) – 07:08 . 4.Tres Palabras (Osvaldo Farrés) – 05:01 . 5.Skippy (Thelonious Monk) – 05:24 . 6.Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 06:43 . 7.Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon) – 05:21 . 8.Everything In Its Right Place (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood) – 06:55 . 9.Smile (Charlie Chaplin, Geoff Parsons, James John Turner Phillips) – 06:48 . 10.I’Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 04:49

Musicians : Brad Mehldau – Piano . Larry Grenadier – Bass . Jorge Rossy – Drums

Production : Produced By Matt Pierson, Brad Mehldau . Greg Calbi – Mastering . James Farber – Engineer, Mixing . Steve Mazur – Assistant Engineer . Aya Takemura – Assistant Engineer

Package : Warren Darius Aftahi – Photography

Recorded On October 8–9, 2002.

Released On February 24, 2004 By Warner Bros

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JazzTimes
“The music is not so in your face anymore,” suggests Grenadier. “It doesn’t have to prove its point or whatever. It’s kind of mellowed, in the best sense of that word. We can interpret any song in its own wayand it’s what it isand it’s unique to us. It’s not trying to get to a place; it just is.” […]

PopMatters
That could be the most patent difference between this release and Mehldau’s past releases. The eight standards float seamlessly into the Paul Simon and Radiohead covers, the energy and melodic sophistication linking the ten tracks together, the melody countermanding everything else. […]

All About Jazz
Mehldau manages to capture the essence of the tune while, at the same time, eschewing the more overtly gospel changes of the verse, then using the bridge as a jumping-off point for more extended group improvisation. […]

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