Blues and ballads

Brad Mehldau Trio

Nonesuch Records released the Brad Mehldau Trio’s Blues and Ballads, the trio’s first new release since 2012’s Where Do You Start, on June 3, 2016. Blues and Ballads comprises interpretations of songs by other composers, this time with the focus on blues and ballads implied by the album’s title, including works by Cole Porter, Charlie Parker, Lennon & McCartney, and Jon Brion.

Blues and Ballads is now available everywhere. Listen to "Little Person," which you can preview here – click on the play button below.


Blues and Ballads

01 SInce I Fell For You
02 I Concentrate On You
03 Little Person
04 Cheryl
05 These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) *
06 And I Love Her
07 My Valentine

* Not included on LP


“And I Love Her” – toronto royal conservatory of music, 2016

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Brad Mehldau, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass
Jeff Ballard, drums

Produced by Brad Mehldau
Recorded and Mixed by James Farber at Avatar Studios, New York, NY
Tracks 1:1, 1:3, 2:1, 2:3 recorded December 10, 2012
Tracks 1:2, 2:2 recorded May 12, 2014
Assistant Engineer: Aki Nishimura
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

Production Coordinator: Tom Korkidis
Design by Evan Gaffney Design

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz