Brad Mehldau: “Playing written music, even my own, is completely not in my comfort zone, and might never be”

Selwyn Harris
Friday, November 1, 2019

Formed in the mid-1990s, Brad Mehldau’s acoustic piano trio is among the most influential in jazz today. But the pianist-composer has also been acclaimed for his diversification into classical and rock/electronic-charged projects. He releases arguably his most provocative album to date, Finding Gabriel, where he sheds light on US politics with the aid of Biblical texts. Selwyn Harris speaks to Mehldau about the making of the album, his ongoing spiritual quest and its relation to the socio-political turmoil of our times

(Photo: Michael Wilson)
(Photo: Michael Wilson)

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