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Brad Mehldau And His Piano Outline The Resolve (And Yes, The Anxiety) Of Our Moment

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Friday June 12, 2020

From NPR

Brad Mehldau And His Piano Outline The Resolve (And Yes, The Anxiety) Of Our Moment
By: Nate Chinen

Every working musician has a story to tell about the upending jolt of this spring, when the pandemic officially took hold. For pianist Brad Mehldau, that story begins with the interruption of his trio’s European tour, and the cancelation of a planned trip back to New York.

Mehldau and his family usually split their time between New York City and Amsterdam. (His wife, vocalist and lyricist Fleurine, is Dutch.) They have spent the last few months sheltering at home along the Amstel River, and, like most of us, establishing new rhythms in the day.

At some point Mehldau ‘” encouraged by his friend Bob Hurwitz, chairman emeritus of Nonesuch Records ‘” also began composing music for a new solo-piano suite, designed to reflect the deep insecurities, comforting rituals and unexpected graces of the time.

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