Brad Mehldau

When I Fall in Love

Fresh Sound New Talent

Brad Mehldau (p), Mario Rossy (b), Jorge Rossy (d)

Reference: FSNT-007

Bar code: 8427328420075

01. Anthropology (Charlie Parker) 8:22
02. At A Loss (Brad Mehldau) 6:32
03. When I Fall In Love (Heyman-Young) 14:20
04. Countdown (John Coltrane) 8:16
05. Convalescent (Brad Mehldau) 8:22
06. I Fall In Love Too Easily (Cahn-Styne) 10:35
07. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Rodgers-Hart) 9:40

Album details

Brad Mehldau (p); Mario Rossy (b); Jorge Rossy (d).
Recorded in Barcelona, at La Cova del Drac, October 9 & 10, 1993

Recording engineer: Jorge Juan Villaverde
Mixed & mastered: Tino Roson & Jordi Rossy

Photos: Pilar Comín, Antonio Narváez
Cover illustration: Ana Golobart

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

"Recorded way back in 1993 in Barcelona, pianist Brad Mehldau was a kid just beginning to explore the deep science of the jazz piano trio with Mario and Jordi Rossy. He was also commencing his stint with Joshua Redman and backing cats like Johnny Griffin, Jimmy Cobb, and others. His working with this trio reveals a young musician (Mehldau was born in 1970) in solid command of the language he is attempting to simultaneously master and deepen. This is a club date and kicks off with an ambitious and wholly successful read of Charlie Parker's "Anthropology." The steaming rhythm leaves Mehldau no choice but to careen through the melody as recklessly as a saxophonist. He inks it note for note and then begins to move through the lower register for sevenths and ninths, playing 16th and even 32nd notes to corral the rhythm section as he moves the scale over first a half, then a whole, and then two and a half steps. A ballad follows, Mehldau's own "At a Loss," a bit of melodramatic glissando playing that nonetheless has at its heart an interesting harmonic series of shifts in timbre, moving from a light blue to a darker, richer chromatic that digs into the blues for a stuttering turn at swing before re-entering a balladic frame. The most exciting track on the set is Coltrane's "Countdown," with its rhythmic and mode changes occurring just before the end of each interval, blurring them somewhat and making the solos belled through. This may not be as great as some of Mehldau's later trio work, but it is very impressive for such an early date."

Thom Jurek -All Music Guide 

"As far as i know this is the first album by Brad Mehldau and for a long time his only music available before he signed on WB. It's a live recording in Barcelona, vintage 1993, and to me his best album.

With the Rossy brothers and playing both standards and first-time performances of self-penned tunes, he is as lyrical and uncorrupted as never. A to-be classical due to the first-rate performances, its beautiful cover and for being his first recording. Very enjoyable". (5/5)

"Uno de los primeros discos grabados por el actualmente tan valorado pianista Brad Mehldau, en directo, por un sello independiente español y acompañado por dos de los mejores bases rítmicos de España: los hermanos Rossy. En este disco los tres demuestran su dominio de los distintos palos del jazz: del bop de Anthropology (Ch.Parker) al hard-bop de Crescent (J. Coltrane), pasando por un par de standards suaves, de toda la vida con una recreación estupenda, tanto en When I Fall In Love (donde demuestran una gran imaginación en la recreación) como en I Fall In Love Too Easily donde crean una gran tensión el bajo y la batería.

También están estupendas I Didn't Know What Time It Was, otro estándar, y las composiciones propias At A Loss y la estupenda Convalescent. Un gran disco de un muy buen pianista. Si se suma el precio más que asequible de las referencias del sello Fresh Sound New Talent, se puede decir que es una compra más que satisfactoria. Eso si, no está editado por una "major" con lo cual no verán ustedes demasiada publicidad."


10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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