Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

MTB: Consenting Adults

JazzTimes may earn a small commission if you buy something using one of the retail links in our articles. JazzTimes does not accept money for any editorial recommendations. Read more about our policy here. Thanks for supporting JazzTimes.

M.T.B. is an ad hoc quintet nominally fronted by pianist Brad Mehldau, Mark Turner and guitarist Peter Bernstein-bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Leon Parker round out the band. Propelled by the drummer’s relentless ride cymbal swing, the album delivers a lively mix of standards from Blue Note’s golden era-Shorter, McLean, Silver-as well as some nice originals from Bernstein and Mehldau, but ultimately it’s not much more than a dispensable blowing session; all of its participants have gone on to do more interesting work.