Universally admired as one of the most adventurous pianists to arrive on the jazz scene in years? (Los Angeles Times), Brad Mehldau returns to Ann Arbor after his much talked-about double bill with the Joshua Redman Quartet in 2001. His 1995 debut album, Introducing Brad Mehldau, led the Chicago Trbune to write, ?The elliptical lines, volatile rhythmic figures, and unexpected bursts of color and dissonance?prove that Mehldau writes as cleverly as he plays. The originality of the compositions is startling to behold.? For this return, Mehldau shares a double bill with guitarist John Scofield and his Trio. Coming of age in the late 1960s, Scofield started performing R&B and soul in high school and was grabbed by Miles Davis as a regular touring and recording member of Miles? band in 1982. With a career that has included performances with virtually every major jazz leader in a variety of styles and collaborations ? including his latest ventures into groove-based jam bands ? this concert marks Scofield?s ?return? to a purer jazz style, while never losing his signature funky edge.
Added by dcnstrctr on October 28, 2004