Anything Goes

Anything Goes

by Brad Mehldau Trio
     
 
Ironically, Anything Goes would have been a more fitting title for pianist Brad Mehldau's previous effort, the idiosyncratic and experimental Largo. Completely eschewing the electronic flourishes and horn sections that characterized the 2002 Jon Brion-produced album as Mehldau's most adventurous release up to that point,

Overview

Ironically, Anything Goes would have been a more fitting title for pianist Brad Mehldau's previous effort, the idiosyncratic and experimental Largo. Completely eschewing the electronic flourishes and horn sections that characterized the 2002 Jon Brion-produced album as Mehldau's most adventurous release up to that point, Anything Goes is actually a return to a more traditional approach. Featuring his longtime sidemen bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy, Mehldau has crafted a thoughtful and pretty standards-based album. Classics including the title track and "Get Happy" are artfully deconstructed in a style that calls to mind a deft blending of Mehldau's most obvious touchstones, Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans. Similarly, "The Nearness of You" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" are masterpieces of impressionism that veritably weep with the plangent yearning of Miles Davis' trumpet. However, by the time Mehldau turns Radiohead's "Everything in Its Right Place" into the missing track off Sketches of Spain and solidifies Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years" as the most poignant ballad ever written, Anything Goes moves from the expected to the inspired and that alone makes this worth a listen.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0093624860822
catalogNumber:
48608
Rank:
113590

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brad Mehldau Trio   Primary Artist
Larry Grenadier   Bass
Brad Mehldau   Piano
Jorge Rossy   Drums

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
James Farber   Engineer
Osvaldo Farrés   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Brad Mehldau   Producer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Matt Pierson   Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Colin Greenwood   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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