6 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau’s playful spirit and deep knowledge of jazz result in some imaginative, respectful takes, as on the Parker/Harris classic “Ornithology.” By playing the familiar bebop theme on tenor sax instead of alto, Redman works new timbres into the tune, while Mehldau’s piano support is full of exciting extensions of the harmony and his solo offers glints of blues and classical counterpoint. Mehldau’s two originals, “Always August” and “Old West,” exemplify this duo’s knack for putting deep emotion into unpredictable compositions.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau’s playful spirit and deep knowledge of jazz result in some imaginative, respectful takes, as on the Parker/Harris classic “Ornithology.” By playing the familiar bebop theme on tenor sax instead of alto, Redman works new timbres into the tune, while Mehldau’s piano support is full of exciting extensions of the harmony and his solo offers glints of blues and classical counterpoint. Mehldau’s two originals, “Always August” and “Old West,” exemplify this duo’s knack for putting deep emotion into unpredictable compositions.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

YahnNikolás ,

Duo Art At It's Finest

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau present a masterfully crafted set of standards and originals from a series of live concerts in Europe in July/November 2011. The music is beautiful and the collaboration top-notch, as both Redman’s and Mehldau’s musical personalities shine in this setting. Highly recommended!

Boolez ,

Redman is great as always

Mehldau is losing his touch. I wanted to like this album, and Redman does a good job doing what he does best, but Mehldau is trapped in his own world becoming a distaction to the music. -Bz

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