BRAD MEHDLAU TRIO @ BOULDER THEATER, SUN, 4/6
Over the last two decades pianists Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed in various formats (his latest effort, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon
, is a duo recording with drummer Mark Guiliana), but he seems most at home with his trio, which includes long-time bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard, who's been with Mehldau for almost a ten years. Any of the pianist's live recordings, including The Art of the Trio
volumes or Live in Tokyo
, confirm Mehldau's intuitive and proficient playing in the live setting.