Where Do You Start - Brad Mehldau Trio
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. There's not a duff track or dull moment in this 75 minutes of studio material.
  2. Nov 1, 2012
    80
    Where Do You Start is, in addition to being a superb showcase of these musicians' technical flair and expressive confidence, a typically thoughtful, informed and intuitive statement.
  3. Oct 23, 2012
    80
    His version of Hey Joe curls around your ears like smoke before you notice what it is. Alice In Chains' Got Me Wrong works because Mehldau doubles the rhythm section on piano, giving it a real kick up the backside and sounding not unlike the great Neil Crowley. [Nov 2012, p.101]
  4. Sep 19, 2012
    80
    Mehldau's method is so dominant that everything gravitates towards the trio's signature sound, lending cohesion to a variegated crop.
  5. Sep 19, 2012
    80
    The dynamics and empathy of this ensemble remain pretty irresistible.
  6. Oct 25, 2012
    70
    Ultimately, Where Do You Start is an intimate, impressionistic, and probing release that should certainly appeal to longtime fans of Mehldau's nuanced jazz style.
  7. Sep 19, 2012
    60
    Listeners who have enjoyed the prolific jazz pianist;s preoccupation with moody rock material will be delighted and unsurprised at his choices of vehicle here. [Oct 2012, p.82]

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