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Friday January 27, 2012

from washingtonpost.com

BRAD MEHLDAU
Album review: “The Art of Trio Recordings: 1996-2001
By: Mike Joyce

When Brad Mehldau unveiled the first of five “The Art of the Trio” albums in 1997 while in his mid-20s, doubtless some jazz elders were amused by his audacity. Or was it naivete? No matter. As it turned out, the music recorded by the classically trained pianist and his exceptionally well-matched bandmates – bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy – lived up to its billing, as this absorbing seven-disc box set constantly reminds us.

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