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Thursday October 27, 2011

Nonesuch to Release Brad Mehldau’s “Art of the Trio” Box Set December 6; Includes Original Records, Unreleased Material

Nonesuch Records releases jazz pianist Brad Mehldau’s Art of the Trio Recordings: 1996–2001 on December 6, 2011. The set includes the five original Art of the Trio albums (the fifth volume includes two CDs), released on Warner Bros. over a prolific four year period from 1997 to 2001; a seventh disc of previously unreleased material from shows at the Village Vanguard in 1997, 1999, and 2001 completes the box. These recordings feature Mehldau’s longtime trio with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy. Repertoire includes interpretations of standard tunes and modern classics as well as many original compositions. New liner notes by Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson include interviews with all three trio members.

The Art of the Trio Recordings box set is now available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store; to do so, click here

Brad Mehldau moved to New York City from his native Connecticut in 1988, studying at the New School and playing in a number of different combos—including a stint in Joshua Redman’s quartet—before becoming a bandleader himself. His trio toured the globe extensively for 10 years and also made eight acclaimed recordings, including the five widely praised Art of the Trio albums. (Additionally, Grenadier and Rossy play on the pianist’s Introducing Brad Mehldau and Largo.) In his liner note, Ethan Iverson says: “Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, and Jorge Rossy made up the most significant new piano/bass/drums trio of the 1990s … the music in this box is original. It could only be made by this group.”

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