Brad Mehldau: Fear and Trembling
Fear and Trembling
Brad Mehldau (piano)
House on Hill (Nonesuch 79911-2)
Composed by Brad Mehldau.
Recorded: New York, March 12, 2005
Rating: 94/100 (learn more)
Brad Mehldau is one of the most exciting voices in jazz piano today. "Fear and Trembling" demonstrates his compositional prowess, incredible instrumental facility, and the ability to lead a trio that plays with a togetherness few can match. As the pianist departs from the head, Larry Grenadier and Jorge Rossy are with him every step of the way. By showing enormous contrasts in his playing, Mehldau develops a lengthy solo that never loses the ears of his listeners. Using both short, percussive phrases and long strings of notes, Mehldau possesses a wealth of creativity that shines in his improvisation.
Reviewer: Greg Marchand