Brad Mehldau Returns To Group Setting

On the heels of a live solo disc last year, pianist Brad Mehldau returns to a group setting on “Day Is Done,” due Sept. 27 via Nonesuch. The 10-track set finds the artist backed by bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard and features interpretations of Radiohead’s “Knives Out,” Nick Drake’s “Day Is Done” and the Beatles chestnuts “She’s Leaving Home” and “Martha My Dear.”

Rounding out the album is the Nat King Cole-popularized “No Moon at All,” a cover of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” and the Mehldau originals “Turtle Town” and “Artis.”

“Day Is Done” follows the pianist’s Nonesuch debut, “Live in Tokyo,” which debuted at No. 11 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums chart. Look for the trio on tour this fall, highlighted by a Nov. 22-27 stand at New York’s Village Vanguard.


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