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Duke Arts Presents

Brad Mehldau Trio

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Baldwin Auditorium

“Universally admired as one of the most adventurous pianists to arrive on the jazz scene in years” (Los Angeles Times), Brad Mehldau has spent the last two decades extending and refining the possibilities of the piano trio. Mehldau takes center stage at Baldwin Auditorium with longtime trio partners Larry Grenadier, bass and Jeff Ballard, drums.

Whether playing his own exceptional compositions, Thelonious Monk classics, American Songbook standards, or more contemporary tunes, Mehldau has a gift for emotionally arching improvisations replete with extraordinary harmonic and rhythmic acuity. His most recent Nonesuch Records release, Ode, is a sparkling collection of original compositions “by the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years” (New York Times).