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Thursday June 23, 2016

from allaboutjazz.com

Brad Mehldau Trio: Blues And Ballads
By: DAN MCCLENAGHAN

Call Brad Mehldau’s Blues and Ballads the pianist’s “Every Man Set.”

There has been, from the beginning of Mehldau’s career, a sense of the cerebral in his approach, with its classical music influences and his deep technical virtuosity. Throw the sometimes dense and erudite writing for selected liner notes (mostly earlier in his career) into that mix, and “Too deep for me” might be a reaction of the perennial everyman.

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