Wonderwall. As performed by Brad Mehldau. Noel Gallagher (Oasis) Trans. Ari Nahum. From Brad Mehldau Trio: Live, Nonesuch Records # 4 Œ bœ j. Play on Spotify. 1. Wonderwall – Brad Mehldau. Featured on Brad Mehldau Trio: Live Listen to Brad Mehldau in full in the Spotify app. Play on Spotify. The Brad Mehldau Trio’s take on “Wonderwall,” written by Noel Gallagher and first made famous by Oasis, is NPR’s Song of the Day today.

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The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble. While this isn’t the first time wondereall pianist has mined the Village Vanguard for performances — three of his five “Art of the Trio” records were recorded at the mehlsau New York jazz venue — Live is the finest live recording Mehldau has made. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. The Brad Mehldau Trio rethinks the popular songbook yet again on its new live album, tackling an Oasis cover in the process.

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Brad Mehldau Trio: Rebuilding ‘Wonderwall’

You can hear excerpts from three other wonderwll off the album at nonesuch. Roberto Massott hide caption. The melody, condensed into its most basic elements, rhythmically attacks in short bursts, set over Grenadier’s sturdy bass patterns and Ballard’s broken drum grooves.


The track appears on the Trio’s new Live album, on which the musicians “sound unusually lively and exploratory,” says NPR. Live is the finest live recording Mehldau has made.

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September 24, Mehldau, Ballard, and bassist Larry Grenadier sound unusually lively and exploratory on the two-disc collection Brad Mehdlau Trio Liveand they wknderwall to play with a greater-than-ever sense of urgency. The record includes eleven originals plus interpretations of songs by Ted Lucas and Michael Hurley, and a traditional hymn—”intimate, close-harmony songs that tap into an ageless essence of traditional ballads and lullabies as they contemplate companionship, family, love and death,” says the New York Times.

So when the long-standing lineup of pianist Brad Mehldau’s trio changed — original drummer Jorge Rossy moved on in — it was apparent how rare and special that partnership had become.

You can listen mehldwu the complete “Wonderwall” track off the two-CD set at npr. Tuesday, April 1, Join the mailing list.

NPR contributor Michael Katzif writes that the three musicians sound unusually lively and exploratory on the two-disc collection Brad Mehdlau Trio Liveand they seem to play with a greater-than-ever sense of urgency Brad Mehldau, ‘Largo’ Sept.


Wonderwlal Mehldau’s solo motifs drift further away from the song’s structure, the group develops an intertwined momentum that seems prearranged while obviously crafted winderwall the spot.

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The Siss Boom Bang. Friday, September 21, The acclaimed trio Mountain Man’s first album in eight years, Magic Shipis out now. Wednesday, December 5, Mehldau’s equal attention to standards, original compositions, and modern-rock covers has established a cohesive repertoire that allows set-list staples “The Very Thought of You” to feel right at home alongside a minute rendition of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.

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