Brad Mehldau Trio: SOLD OUT!
Brad Mehldau Trio
Over the past two decades, Brad Mehldau has earned a spot in the jazz piano firmament next to Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea and Fred Hersch as a supremely expressive improviser who turns performances into emotionally wrought journeys. He’s an ambitious composer and adventurous song sleuth, as likely to interpret an atmospheric Bjork tune as a treasured Irving Berlin ballad, at times seamlessly blending the two. An artist whose wide-ranging vision is impossible to sum up in one sentence or performance, Mehldau settles into the SFJAZZ Center for a four-day residency, stretching out in a fascinating array of intimate settings.
Mehldau completes his residency with a performance by his celebrated trio featuring two brilliant Northern California-raised compatriots, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard. As documented on the new Nonesuch CD Where Do You Start, the trio’s strikingly beautiful group sound is distinguished by the way the players continuously trade roles, often eschewing traditional solos while elaborating on the form of a song.