Brad Mehldau

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Bradford Alexander Mehldau (born August 23, 1970) is an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.wikipedia
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Largo (Brad Mehldau album)

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Largo, released in 2002, contains electronics and input from rock and classical musicians; later examples include touring and recording with guitarist Pat Metheny, writing and playing song cycles for classical singers Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, composing orchestral pieces for 2009's Highway Rider, and playing electronic keyboard instruments in a duo with drummer Mark Guiliana.
Largo is an album by American pianist and composer Brad Mehldau released on the Warner Bros. label in 2002.

Highway Rider

Largo, released in 2002, contains electronics and input from rock and classical musicians; later examples include touring and recording with guitarist Pat Metheny, writing and playing song cycles for classical singers Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, composing orchestral pieces for 2009's Highway Rider, and playing electronic keyboard instruments in a duo with drummer Mark Guiliana.
Highway Rider is a contemporary jazz album by American pianist Brad Mehldau released in 2010 by Nonesuch Records.

Joshua Redman

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He was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman's Quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since the early 1990s.
He began jamming and gigging regularly with some of the leading jazz musicians of his generation and that of his father, including Brad Mehldau, Peter Martin, Mark Turner, Peter Bernstein, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Kevin Hays, Jorge Rossy, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins, among others.

Christian McBride

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He was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman's Quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since the early 1990s.
McBride was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman's Quartet in the early 1990s with pianist Brad Mehldau and drummer Brian Blade.

Jeff Ballard (musician)

Jeff Ballard
His first long-term trio featured bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy; in 2005 Jeff Ballard replaced Rossy.
He also played with many New York-based jazz musicians such as Reid Anderson, Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Miguel Zenon and Eli Degibri.

Mark Guiliana

Largo, released in 2002, contains electronics and input from rock and classical musicians; later examples include touring and recording with guitarist Pat Metheny, writing and playing song cycles for classical singers Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, composing orchestral pieces for 2009's Highway Rider, and playing electronic keyboard instruments in a duo with drummer Mark Guiliana.
He is known for his playing with Avishai Cohen, Brad Mehldau, David Bowie, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gretchen Parlato, Jason Lindner, Lionel Loueke, Dhafer Youssef, Tigran Hamasyan, Matisyahu, the European piano trio Phronesis and his own old band Heernt.

Jorge Rossy

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His first long-term trio featured bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy; in 2005 Jeff Ballard replaced Rossy.
He also accompanied several other musicians then living in the New York, including Brad Mehldau, Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson, Avishai Cohen, Joe Martin, and Freddie Bryant.

Larry Grenadier

Larry Gernadier
His first long-term trio featured bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy; in 2005 Jeff Ballard replaced Rossy.
In the early 1990s, Grenadier first met and played with pianist Brad Mehldau.

Anne Sofie von Otter

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Largo, released in 2002, contains electronics and input from rock and classical musicians; later examples include touring and recording with guitarist Pat Metheny, writing and playing song cycles for classical singers Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, composing orchestral pieces for 2009's Highway Rider, and playing electronic keyboard instruments in a duo with drummer Mark Guiliana.

Joel Frahm

From the age of 15 until he graduated from high school he had a weekly gig at a local club, and performed for weddings and other parties, often with fellow Hall student Joel Frahm.
He met pianist Brad Mehldau at school, and the two had weekly gigs locally.

Introducing Brad Mehldau

In the following year, Mehldau recorded Introducing Brad Mehldau for Warner Bros., his first album as sole leader.
Introducing Brad Mehldau is an album by pianist and composer Brad Mehldau, released on the Warner Bros. label in 1995.

The Art of the Trio Volume One

The Art of the Trio Vol. 1
His second album for Warner Bros., The Art of the Trio Volume One, was recorded in 1996 and was widely praised by critics.
The Art of the Trio Volume One is an album by American pianist and composer Brad Mehldau released on the Warner Bros. label in 1997.

Peter Bernstein (guitarist)

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Before the age of 20 Mehldau also had gigs in Cobb's band, along with fellow student Peter Bernstein on guitar.
He released his first album as a leader with pianist Brad Mehldau.

Brian Blade

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He was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman's Quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since the early 1990s.

Live at the Village Vanguard: The Art of the Trio Volume Two

Art of the Trio Volume Two
Live at the Village Vanguard: The Art of the Trio Volume Two consisted entirely of standards, and was recorded at a series of 1997 concerts at the Village Vanguard, and released the following year.
Live at the Village Vanguard: The Art of the Trio Volume Two is a live album by American pianist and composer Brad Mehldau released on the Warner Bros. label in 1998.

Junior Mance

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He studied under pianists Fred Hersch, Junior Mance and Kenny Werner, and drummer Jimmy Cobb.
He also taught at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music for 23 years, counting Brad Mehldau and Larry Goldings among his students before retiring in 2011.

Pat Metheny

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Largo, released in 2002, contains electronics and input from rock and classical musicians; later examples include touring and recording with guitarist Pat Metheny, writing and playing song cycles for classical singers Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, composing orchestral pieces for 2009's Highway Rider, and playing electronic keyboard instruments in a duo with drummer Mark Guiliana.
The long list of his collaborators includes Lyle Mays, Bill Frisell, Billy Higgins, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Dewey Redman, Eberhard Weber, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Jaco Pastorius, John Scofield, Joni Mitchell, Joshua Redman, Marc Johnson, Michael Brecker, Mick Goodrick, Roy Haynes, Steve Swallow, and Tony Williams.

Songs: The Art of the Trio Volume Three

The studio album Songs: The Art of the Trio Volume Three followed later in 1998, and contained Mehldau originals, standards, plus Nick Drake's "River Man", and Radiohead's "Exit Music (For a Film)".
Songs: The Art of the Trio Volume Three is an album by American pianist and composer Brad Mehldau released on the Warner Bros. label in 1998.

The Natural Moment

Mehldau's first recording was for Hollyday's The Natural Moment in 1991; his first tour of Europe was also with the saxophonist that year.
It was pianist Brad Mehldau's first recording.

Renée Fleming

Renee Fleming
Largo, released in 2002, contains electronics and input from rock and classical musicians; later examples include touring and recording with guitarist Pat Metheny, writing and playing song cycles for classical singers Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, composing orchestral pieces for 2009's Highway Rider, and playing electronic keyboard instruments in a duo with drummer Mark Guiliana.
She also recorded song cycles with pianist Brad Mehldau, which were released as Love Sublime.

Fred Hersch

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He studied under pianists Fred Hersch, Junior Mance and Kenny Werner, and drummer Jimmy Cobb.
Hersch's influence has been widely felt on a new generation of jazz pianists, from former Hersch students including Brad Mehldau and Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus, to his contemporary Jason Moran, who said: "Fred at the piano is like LeBron James on the basketball court. He's perfection."

Art of the Trio 4: Back at the Vanguard

Art of the Trio, Vol. 4
Art of the Trio 4: Back at the Vanguard was recorded and released in the same year, presenting more performances from the Village Vanguard.
Art of the Trio 4: Back at the Vanguard is a live album by American pianist and composer Brad Mehldau released on the Warner Bros. label in 1999.

Progression: The Art of the Trio, Vol. 5

Progression: The Art of the Trio, Vol. 5, the final album in that series, was another concert recording from the Village Vanguard, and was recorded in 2000 and released in 2001.
5' is a live album by American pianist and composer Brad Mehldau released on the Warner Bros. label in 2001.

Places (Brad Mehldau album)

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In the following year, Places, an album containing both Mehldau solo piano pieces and trio performances, was released.
Places is an album by American pianist and composer Brad Mehldau released on the Warner Bros. label in 2000.

Jon Brion

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It was produced by Jon Brion, whom Mehldau had met at a California club that hosted weekly happenings.
Brion has produced music for artists like Fiona Apple, Kanye West, Aimee Mann, Brad Mehldau, of Montreal, Rufus Wainwright, Robyn Hitchcock, and Sky Ferreira.