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Jazz pianist BRAD MEHLDAU has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau’s most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Starting in 1996, his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. entitled The Art of the Trio (recently re-packaged and re-released as a box set by Nonesuch in late 2011). During that same period, Mehldau ... Read more in Amazon's Brad Mehldau Store

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  • Audio CD (September 18, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B008V635XE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,213 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Got Me Wrong
2. Holland
3. Brownie Speaks
4. Baby Plays Around
5. Airegin
6. Hey Joe
7. Samba E Amor
8. Jam
9. Time Has Told Me
10. Aquelas Coisas Todas
11. Where Do You Start

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Nonesuch releases the Brad Mehldau Trio's Where Do You Start, a companion disc to the critically acclaimed Ode. Whereas Ode featured 11 songs composed by Mehldau, Where Do You Start comprises the Trio's interpretations of 10 tunes by other composers, along with one Mehldau original. Ode was widely praised, with London's Daily Telegraph, in a five-star review, saying that it "shows Mehldau's inventive powers are as fresh as ever...and the interplay with Ballard and Grenadier is masterly."

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Every one of his CDs has been great!
David Pagel
I've been following Brad Mehldau over the years and especially liked the albums with Pat Metheny.
C. Ermlich
"Holland" is an incredibly powerful distillation/transformation of a Sufjan Stevens song.
Kenneth R. Cervelli

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth R. Cervelli on September 28, 2012
Format: Audio CD
If you want to know where jazz is right now, you need to get this. (No matter that this recording is the product of two sessions, the first recorded in 2008, the second in 2011; this is the Brad Mehldau Trio now.)

In my view, the first four tracks capture what this trio is all about, so I am going to concentrate primarily on them. (I would also like to point out, however, that there isn't a wasted track on this 78-minute recording.)

"Got Me Wrong" is the rock number, and it has groove to burn. There's something subtly subversive about an acoustic trio rocking out. I got into jazz in the 80s because I was tired of rock music, but Brad Mehldau has me re-thinking the wisdom of my choice; he provokes me through sheer example.

"Holland" is an incredibly powerful distillation/transformation of a Sufjan Stevens song. If it's becoming standard for musicians to range widely in the search of new vehicles for jazz (altering our perception of what jazz is in the process), Brad Mehldau forged his own path a long time ago (in the 90s). Others must follow in his wake.

"Brownie Speaks" is on the surface a simple (and also very clever) concept--a not-so-frequently covered Clifford Brown tune played in the key of Monk. But this is precisely where descriptions and categories fail: words cannot capture just how much this performance swings. And as it features solos for both Larry Grenadier (at the beginning) and Jeff Ballard (towards the end), it's also a great place to hear the trio as a unit swinging out in a "traditional" jazz manner.

And then there's "Baby Plays Around." Because I became obsessed with jazz so long ago, I completely missed this Elvis Costello (and Cait O'Riordan) song.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Manuel Grosso Galvan on September 22, 2012
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This new album of Brad Mehldau is the perfect pair of "Ode". I don't know why Mehldau don't make a double album with both. The only difference betewn "Ode" and "Where do you start" is that in "Ode" only play his own material an here all the songs are from different compousers. Mehldau, Granadier and Ballard are in a very sweet moment. Is a incredible CD. I personally think that this two albums are the authentic "art of a trio". Mehldau play better a better, with very few notes he sounds incredible, is a authentic master. Here you can find music from Sonny Rollins to Elvis Costello, From Chico Buarque to Johny Mandel, and always is perfect. "Hey Joe" sound simple a beauty," Samba e Amor" is like a poem...only one song from Mehldau, the beautiful "Jam". The Brad Mehldau Trio have class and now are better than ever. If you buy "Ode" you need this one, if you did't have, you must try with this one. Only the version of "Baby plays around" is enough reason to get this incredible album. I'm sure that "Ode" and this"Where do you start" will be one of this records that you can hear for years. Perfect pair.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "Narcissus de la Pena" on September 19, 2012
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I have been listening to Brad Mehldau on and off for quite sometime now. I have always admired his playing. But since Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums joined forces with Brad, trio playing in harmony and constraint is at its very best. You have here is incredible sound and amazing musicianship. Listen to both "Ode" & "Where do you start" in sequence. The trio has hit it out of the ballpark! Highly Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By QuartzGlen on March 31, 2013
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Brad Mehldau's latest is becoming my favorite of his albums (and I have em all!). The playing is consistently top caliber, but I love the program the trio has presented in this album. Mehldau's solo on Samba E Amour is otherworldly... one of his most astounding and certainly one of my favorites. If you're a Mehldau fan, this is an essential album for your library. Not to be missed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Todd M. Steed on January 23, 2013
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In many ways one of his best- the trio is like a single voice. All the best things about Mehldau's playing are here without the sometimes meandering bits. I like the meandering bits sometimes, but it's nice to have more compact playing. The title track is perfection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cycling Jazzer on July 29, 2013
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Brads style is instantly recognizable and always original, and his take on contemporary pop tunes, many of which are unfamiliar to me, make me reconsider their worthiness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael on December 25, 2012
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Meldhau's trio is exceptional on this outing. Their interpretations of "Hey Joe", "Baby Plays Around" and the title track are nuanced and compelling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By redboat on May 22, 2013
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Several of Brad Mehldau's early recordings (Introducing, Art of the Trio 1, and Art of the Trio 3) were spectacular, but his subsequent recordings did not reach those heights, and I had almost given up. But this is in the same league with his early work; interesting, complex, and cerebral, yet also beautiful and melodic. Strongly recommended.
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