Nonesuch, 2011, CD+DVD
Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O’s Notes: This is a masterful solo piano performance live from Marciac, France! Brad is in rare form as he performs fourteen selections over two CDs. The material is varied, a collection of classic covers and originals. His left and right hands seem to be conversing with each other on “Unrequited”. We also enjoyed the suspense of “Lilac Wine”, the bounce of “Dat Dere” and the playfulness of “Trailer Park Ghost”. The dynamics are exceptional as Mehldau plays with deep emotion to the delight of the audience. There is also a DVD of the entire session that underscores the concert with visual emotion, a major plus!