Brad Mehldau Trio

06
Jul 2018 Friday
Brad Mehldau Trio åbner den 40. udgave af Copenhagen Jazz Festival fredag 6. juli i Koncertsalen!

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Den amerikanske stjernepianist Brad Mehldau bliver ved med at overraske og udfordre trioformatet i koncertsale verden over – også i København, hvor han har givet forrygende koncerter. Han er af The New York Times blevet kaldet “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years”, og til sommer vender hans faste trio tilbage som åbningsnavn på Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2018.

Efter i de seneste to årtier at have markeret sig som en pianist med ubestridelige evner har Brad Mehldau (f. 1970) nægtet at tilpasse sig nogen jazztraditioner og har i stedet absorberet elementer fra kunstnere som Radiohead, Paul Simon, Steve Reich og Philip Glass og samtidig formået at demonstrere en betagende originalitet.

Selvom trioformatet er yderst velkendt i jazzkredse, så kan man forvente en stor musikalsk oplevelse fra den indflydelsesrige pianist, der med sine foretrukne musikerkumpaner Larry Grenadier og Jeff Ballard formår at tage jazztrioen ud til ukendte destinationer.

Brad Mehldau Trio (US) – Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2018
Fredag 6. juli, kl. 20.00, DR Koncerthusets Koncertsal
Info: www.jazz.dk / Tickets: http://burl.nu/22h144

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One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path, which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure. From critical acclaim as a bandleader to major international exposure in collaborations with Pat Metheny, Renee Fleming, and Joshua Redman, Mehldau continues to garner numerous awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike.

His forays into melding musical idioms, in both trio (with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums) and solo settings, has seen brilliant re-workings of songs by contemporary songwriters like The Beatles, Cole Porter, Radiohead, Paul Simon, Gershwin and Nick Drake; alongside the ever evolving breath of his own significant catalogue of original compositions. With his self-proclaimed affection for popular music and classical training;

“Mehldau is the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years” (The New York Times).


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By: Copenhagen Jazz Festival
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