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REVIEW Brad Mehldau "Highway Rider" (Los Angeles Times)

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Thursday March 18, 2010

by Chris Barton

Let it never be said that Brad Mehldau lacks ambition. The gifted pianist and composer’s latest is a reunion with ├╝ber-producer Jon Brion and percussion gadfly Matt Chamberlain, who joined Mehldau’s trio on 2002’s eclectic “Largo.” But instead of re-creating that record’s arresting, electronics-flecked sound, Mehldau has upped the ante by teaming with saxophonist Joshua Redman and a full orchestra for a sprawling, two-disc travelogue of sorts that might be his most fully realized work yet…

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