BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO
Brad Mehldau returns to Perugia, in trio with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums.
His first time in Perugia was in 1993, a little-known pianist of the Joshua Redman Quartet. His debut as a soloist took place in 1997, in the magical nights at La Turrenetta.
Brad Mehldau at Umbria Jazz is always an important event. The festival audience has proved to have a fondness for this extraordinary poetic pianist since his debut with his trio in 1997 with a legendary series of concert in a small hall. Actually, Mehldau had already been at the festival a few years earlier with Joshua Redman’s quartet, performing at San Francesco al Prato (1994) and at the first edition of Umbria Jazz Winter (1993).
Mehldau is one of the few musicians who brings people back to the essence and the very meaning of music, which is to produce emotions. No mastery or virtuosity can replace the ability of moving, which is typical of great music. Much more than playing notes. The trio is Brad Mehldau’s identifying formula, which, according to his fans, describes his artistic mission.
The Brad Mehldau Trio will replace “Redman-Mehldau-Mcbride-Blade: A MoodSwing Reunion”, originally scheduled for July 16, 2020, and initially postponed to 2021.
Tickets purchased for the “Redman-Mehldau-Mcbride-Blade: A MoodSwing Reunion” 2020 concert remain valid for the Brad Mehldau Trio concert scheduled for July 14, 2021. Ticket purchasers who don’t wish to attend the concert on July 14, 2021 (Brad Mehldau Trio – An Evening with Branford Marsalis) can request a refund until May 15, 2021: Boxol HERE – TicketOne HERE.