Last year pianist Brad Mehldau dropped Blues and Ballads (Nonesuch), the first new album in four years from his long-running trio featuring bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard. In recent years his admirable artistic reach has resulted in electronically driven jazz-funk with drummer Mark Giuliani and thoughtful duets with expansive bluegrass mandolinist Chris Thile, […]
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The in-demand musician recently released an impressive full-length with his acoustic quartet.
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Three top-shelf jazz shows hit Chicago over the next 24 hours: Brad Mehldau, the ICP Orchestra, and the Ullmann/Swell 4.
Featuring Nicole Mitchell’s Sonic Projections, the Kurt Elling Quintet with Ernie Watts, the Ramsey Lewis 75th birthday celebration, and much more
The Jazz Institute of Chicago has announced the lineup for this year’s Jazz Festival, which includes Henry Threadgill’s Zooid, the Brad Mehldau Trio, Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, and the Either/Orchestra with Mahmoud Ahmed.