On Finding Gabriel (Nonesuch), which dropped in May, Mehldau, who turns forty-nine in August, eschews the acoustic landscape and the written word for musical ruminations on Old Testament prophecy and wisdom.
Finding Gabriel will be released by Nonesuch Records on May 17, 2019. Available for pre-order now, the artist was inspired through years of close reading of the Bible.
The world has never heard a Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau duet album. Impulse! records has now made it possible with the release of Long Ago and Far Away, their first duo appearance, recorded live in 2007.
The American drummer has released his second album with the Beat Music collective, influenced by the electronic production of Squarepusher and Aphex Twin. After collaborating with David Bowie and Brad Mehldau, his versatility continues to impress.
“How many musicians do you know who can work with Ray Charles, Chick Corea, and Brad Mehldau, and also play completely free and make it work?” Lionel Loueke asks rhetorically in a promotional video for drum-master Jeff Ballard’s new release, Fairgrounds.
Sears favours careful chording rather than grandstand soloing, and his trio, Guilhem Flouzat and Martin Nevin , plus two guests, saxophonist Dayna Stephens and multi-instrumentalist Sam Gendel, performs with a glowing sensitivity that avoids the trap of being too understated for its own good.