THE ART OF THE TRIO » Brad Mehldau trio

It’s my most recent “must listen” playlist by the Brad Mehldau trio!


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 part in Joshua Redman’s quartet—before becoming a bandleader himself.

Jorge Rossy grew up in Spain, moving to Boston in 1989 to study drums at the Berklee School.  “I went to hear Brad the night before we flew to Madrid in 1991. It was Jimmy Cobb’s group with John Webber, Peter Bernstein, and Brad,”  “I thought…’I am in a different space musically.’ Then, at the first gig, Brad came into my territory. The slightest nuance was understood. A very fast, clear, uncluttered connection.”

Larry Grenadier grew up in the San Francisco area and studied literature at Stanford University before also moving to Boston, to play with Gary Burton. When Grenadier first sat in with Mehldau and Rossy at the Village Gate, Rossy says: “It was obvious… Larry was in the band from that moment. (He) had perfect time, intonation, and tons of personality.”

Brad Mehldau (piano)
Larry Grenadier (bass)
Jorge Rossy (drums)



ROBERT GLASPER » live at CAPITOL studios

Amazing music – try it when you need it – it works every time!

A Portal To The Past \ Jazz In 1954

I decided to join two numbers in a single post – what was being recorded and played in 1954 and 100,000.

I want them to be together, even if only for just a while!

click 1954 for the whole list

click for the album

Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy

Dave Brubeck: Jazz Goes To College

Art Blakey: A Night At Birdland Vol.1

Dizzy Gillespie: Afro

The Amazing Bud Powell vol.2

Art Blakey: A Night At Birdland Vol.2

June Christy: Something Cool

Chet Baker & Strings

Ella FitzGerald: Songs In A Mellow Mood

Dinah Washington: After Hours With Miss D

Kenny Dorham Quintet

Ben Webster: King Of The Tenors

Miles Davis All-Star Sextet

Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins

Thelonious Monk Trio

Miles Davis: Blue Haze

Stan Getz Quintet: Interpretations

Pescara Jazz \ TERENCE BLANCHARD & The E-Collective

Small YouTube playlist, TERENCE BLANCHARD & The E-Collective, 3 great videos showcase outstanding music!

Pescara Jazz – July 2016 – Italy

Terence Blanchard – Trumpet
Charles Altura – Guitar
Taylor Eigsti – Piano
David Ginyard jr. – Electric Bass
Gene Coye – Drums