"Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau" by Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
Album: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
Artist: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
Release Date: January 20, 2017
My Format: Apple Music
My attention is grabbed at the mention of Chris Thile. I've loved the music he creates going back to my first exposure to Nickel Creek in the early 2000s. On this album he tags up with jazz pianist Brad Mehldau for what can only be described as a virtuosic, beautiful project. I don't claim to have an ear for jazz, but I think the point is this is something else, a continuation of the genre busting brilliance Thile has been known for.
With everything from original songs to Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan reinterpretations, this collaboration is a pleasure to listen to. As with several Thile projects before (Goat Rodeo, Bach sonatas, etc.), I expect this album to spin quite heavily over the coming months and years as inspiring music to work / study / read to, as well as enjoy outright.