Brad Mehldau

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Brad Mehldau doesn’t do predictable. The celebrated American pianist’s output to date has been mainly in the traditional trio format. Within it(...)

Michael Wollny: Weltentraum
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  • March 7, 2014, 00:00

Standard tunes have always been the common currency of improv, but a new generation of jazz musicians are increasingly turning away from the Americ(...)

Enrico Zanisi Trio: Keywords
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  • February 7, 2014, 00:00

Pianist Enrico Zanisi doesn’t necessarily want to change the world. Those familiar with the lineage of the piano trio, stretching from Bill Evans thro(...)

Brad Mehldau: ‘I’ve never believed in musical monogamy per se’

The ballad of Brad Mehldau is one with many verses. Over the years, this gifted player has spent time in action on many fronts. There was the early sp(...)

Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A quiet, slow day in Feakle. Few are about in the late-summer noontime lull in this part of east Co Clare. Martin Hayes is waiting patiently outside P(...)

Fecund UK indie label Edition has brought some of the most interesting players on the contemporary European scene into the light, and Finnish piani(...)

Jeff Ballard: showed his uncanny ability to imply a groove without ever actually playing it

Jeff Ballard’s FairgroundsPavilion Theatre, Dún LaoghaireThe latest configuration of drummer Jeff Ballard’s Fairgrounds project was more or less fresh(...)

US saxophonist Joshua Redman is that rare jazz musicians who appeals to mainstream audiences while retaining the respect o(...)

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