Combining technical prowess with a truly eclectic taste in music, pianist Brad Mehldau presents his first London performance in many years with his longstanding trio - bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard.
Over the last two decades, Mehldau has forged a path which embodies the essence of Jazz exploration, Classical romanticism, and Pop allure. With the almost telepathic connection that only musicians that have played together for this long can boast, Mehldau leads the trio in seamlessly switching between genres, showing off the sheer breadth of music that his career encompasses – touching on elements of Jazz, post-Bop, Classical and Prog Rock whilst always managing to sound wholly like himself.
A prolific collaborator, Mehldau’s musical exploits have seen him work with some of the biggest names in Jazz and Classical, as well as artists well outside either genre - Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Britten Sinfonia, Kevin Hays, Jeremy Denk and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. With his rigorous intellect feeding an inspired range of expression and intensity, no two performances by the pianist are the same, each leaving you eager for his next foray.
‘Inside the music of Brad Mehldau is a conflict among rock, jazz and classical personalities. Ultimately, though, the pianist has figured a way to integrate all three pretty seamlessly.’ The Philadelphia Enquirer