Mehldau, Brad

Warner, 2023CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 29.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 69
Score Chart

O’s Notes: The Folly of Desire is a duet featuring pianist Brad Mehldau and vocalist Ian Bostridge (tenor). The music is focused on sexual freedom, and they approach it from pure lust to lust-free love. Extensive liner notes facilitate the journey. The core of the program is an 11-part title track, appealing more to the classical crowd. We favored the last five selections with more of a jazz bent. Overall, it’s a thought provoking experience.


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