Where Do You Start - Brad Mehldau Trio
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  • Band members: Brad Mehldau
  • Summary: Brad Mehldau's second album in 2012 with his jazz trio is a covers album of songs by such artists as Sufjan Stevens, Alice in Chains, Elvis Costello, Nick Drake, and Jimi Hendrix.
  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz
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  1. There's not a duff track or dull moment in this 75 minutes of studio material.
  2. Sep 19, 2012
    80
    The dynamics and empathy of this ensemble remain pretty irresistible.
  3. 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.
  4. 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]
  5. 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.
  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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