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The Art Of The Trio, Recordings, 1996-2001 [Box set]

Brad Mehldau Audio CD
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Jazz pianist BRAD MEHLDAU has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau’s most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format.

Starting in 1996, his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. entitled The Art of the Trio. Mehldau also has a solo piano recording entitled Elegiac Cycle, and a record called Places that includes ... Read more in Amazon's Brad Mehldau Store

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  • Audio CD (5 Dec 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B0060ANZKQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,200 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The box set’s content comprises the five original Art of the Trio albums (vol. 5 included two CDs), released between 1997 and 2001, plus a seventh disc of previously unreleased material from shows at the Village Vanguard in 1997, 1999, and 2001. These recordings feature Mehldau’s long-time trio with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy. Repertoire includes interpretations of standard tunes and modern classics as well as many original compositions. New liner notes by Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson include interviews with all three trio members.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Jazz 12 Jan 2013
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Excellent musicianship and a good example of the genre. There is not a bad track on this CD. and I would urge jazz fans to buy it,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous, important music 6 Jan 2012
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This boxset of Mehldau's trio recordings represents terrific value for money, and contains some wonderful music along the way. The 7 discs are presented in cardboard fascimile covers of the orignal releases, a decent set of updated liner notes, and come in a less than robust cardboard cover; mine didn't appreciate being shoved through the letterbox too much. But hey ho...

The music on offer here is of the highest quality, ranging from the surprisingly mainstream, instantly accesible performances on volume 1, through to the more serious, self-conscious noodling and extended themes that featured in the later sets; several of them recorded live at the shrine of jazz in New York, the Village Vanguard.

Mehldau's skill lies in taking a range of material from jazz standards to pop and rock, and making them sound as if they belong to a piano-led jazz trio. The Beatles' "Blackbird" is a prime example of this - in lesser hands it could have sounded terribly cheesy, here it works a treat.

For anyone coming fresh to Mehldau's music from this stage of his career, a treat awaits. Now a prolific composer, arranger, recording and touring artist, some of Mehldau's more recent output has been of mixed quality and worth, but a sense of joy and honesty comes through on these trio recordings, which makes them so enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime! 19 Aug 2012
By Buhaina - Published on Amazon.com
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This collection is a must for any fan of Brad Mehldau. You can hear his growth, and the growing empathy and communication between his trio mates as the recordings move from volume 1 to the end. And the bonus material is truly special - no filler here!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 2 Oct 2013
By R - Published on Amazon.com
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An awesome 7 CD set. Six of the CD's are from "The Art Of The Trio", which if you do not have, makes this box set worth it alone.

The extra CD is unreleased music recorded at the Village Vangaurd. The songs were recorded on different dates. The length of the CD is about 44 minutes. The songs are: Random Blues, Unreuited, Ron's Place, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, and Lament for Linus.

One issue, all of the CD are in digi packs. This means each of the CD's could get glue on the them as they are sealed. Easier to scratch, taking them in and out of the digi packs, if you listen to them a lot. I did not feel that this issue would stop me from getting this set or lowering the rating.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great music - poor packaging 1 Jan 2013
By Philip T - Published on Amazon.com
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The music by Brad Mehldau is always at its finest. But the packaging by Nonesuch leaves a lot to be desired. Each disc is packaged in its own digi pack sleeve - but that's where the problems start. Each and every disk had a glue resin on the edges from the packaging. I was able to carefully remove the glue from the discs but I would expect better from Nonesuch.
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