Jul 15, 2009 12:00 AM
Brad Mehldau Trio
Brad Mehldau (piano) “Universally admired as one of the most adventurous pianists to arrive on the jazz scene in years” (Los Angeles Times), Brad Mehldau has forged a path which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure. From critical acclaim as a bandleader to major international exposure in collaborations with Pat Metheny, Renee Fleming, and Joshua Redman, Mehldau continues to garner admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike.
Larry Grenadier (Bass) attended Stanford University where he received a BA Degree in English Literature. After moving to the East Coast he played Gary Burton Band, touring US and Europe. He moved to New York City and played with Joe Henderson, Betty Carter, Pat Metheny and the John Scofield Group. For the past year when not touring and recording with Brad Mehldau Trio he tours and records with the Pat Metheny Trio.
Jeff Ballard (Drums, Percussion) grew up in Santa Cruz, California. Toured with Ray Charles from 1988 – 1990. Moved to New York in 1990. Since then, he has played and recorded with Lou Donaldson, Danilo Perez, Chick Corea, and Joshua Redman to name a few. Currently, as well as being a member of the Brad Melhdau Trio, he is a co-leader of the collective group FLY (feat. Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard), and Joshua Redman’s Elastic Band.
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