'Songs' is the third of Brad Mehldau's Art of the Trio albums and its the best I've heard to date. The tunes are a mixture of old standards, such as 'Young at Heart', his own originals, of which I particularly like 'Songs' and a Radiohead cover.
Mehldau is an extraordinary Pianist, blessed with great technique and two seemingly completely independent hands. His touch on the ballad tunes is impeccable and I struggle to fault his playing. Perhaps if I was being very picky I might suggest that some of his fugue like improvisations are a little over the top, but its a style that I've only heard him play in, so with time I will probably appreciate it more and more.
These recordings date from the late 90's. I really wanted his new live CD/DVD thats just been released having seen a very positive review in a magazine, but these older discs were cheaper. Now I shall be buying all of them!