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Friday May 17, 2019

From The New York Times

The Playlist: Slipknot Roars Back to Life, and 9 More New Songs
By: Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Giovanni Russonello

Jazz’s quintessential Gen X piano whiz Brad Mehldau is known for lithe and crisp improvising, and for letting pop-music influences spill easily into his acoustic piano playing. But once every five or 10 years, he changes things up on himself in a radical way, working in a fresh format and tinkering with his creative goals. That’s happening on ‘Finding Gabriel,’ a new album laden with political overtones, on which Mehldau plays analog synthesizers as much as the piano, and bedecks himself with reeds or voices or strings.

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