Brad Mehldau: Progression: Art of the Trio, Volume 5
All of Mehldau's telltale signatures are here: altered root motion and meter on standard tunes; extended, ethereal vamps; flowing, virtuosic intros and cadenzas; blindingly fast tempos juxtaposed with ballads so slow that they seem to hover. With the reliable help of Larry Grenadier and Jorge Rossy, Mehldau brings his art to ever more musical places. Without a doubt, his trio remains one of the most identifiable groups in jazz, and Progression is one of its most substantial documents to date.
Track Listing: CD1: The More I See You; Dream's Monk; The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Alone Together; It Might As Well Be Spring; Cry Me a River; River Man. CD2: Quit; Secret Love; Sublation; Resignation; Long Ago and Far Away; How Long Has This Been Going On?
Personnel: Brad Mehldau: piano; Larry Grenadier: bass; Jorge Rossy: drums.
Record Label: Warner Bros.