Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 10/10 | Label: Nonesuch | Autor: WK

Brad Mehldau has been known as a pianist who has mainly recorded inspired trio albums that have always played at the same sound level over decades. Eclipsed readers are probably familiar with him because of his two duo albums with Pat Metheny. In a duo with drummer Mark Giuliana, Mehldau is now completely reinventing himself. He has switched over to a series of electronic keyboards, samples like a lunatic, goes into dance grooves and ambient sounds, creates interfaces between his jazz past and all conceivable forms of electronic music. Its rich reference system is interesting, ranging from King Crimson and Miles Davis to Serge Gainsbourg and Massive Attack or Chemical Brothers. You can't listen to this CD often enough to find unheard-of little things or a new hearing angle. Such a drastic derailment from a track that has been worn down for many years has long since been a thing of the past in jazz. Respect.

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