REVIEW Mehldau at LARGO (The LA Times)

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Wednesday March 31, 2010

By Chris Barton

‘Here’s another one from my KROQ listening on the way from the airport,’ Brad Mehldau said with a smirk from the stage Tuesday night at Largo at the Coronet. ‘Good tune, though,’ he added before launching into an almost obscenely grand and beautiful cover of Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Interstate Love Song.’

While Mehldau’s way with reinventing rock songs has been well documented, such an introduction wasn’t entirely expected at a warm-up show prior to a tour in support of ‘Highway Rider,’ a lush double album of intricate compositions that floats among the worlds of jazz, classical and pop for one of the most striking jazz releases of the year.

Read the entire review at The LA Times Online