Brad Mehldau (Piano)
Born: 23rd August 1970, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Artist's website: https://www.bradmehldau.com
Bradford Alexander Mehldau is an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.
Mehldau studied music at The New School, touring and recording while still a student. He was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman's Quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since the early 1990s. His first long-term trio featured bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy; in 2005 Jeff Ballard replaced Rossy. These bands have released a dozen albums under the pianist's name.
Further Reading: Brad Mehldau
Joshua Redman's 1990s quartet reconvene a second time since their 2020 reunion for LongGone, an album of Redman originals.
Brad Mehldau combines the sounds of contemporary jazz and classic progressive rock on his conceptual new record.