Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Copenhagen Jazz Festival : Will Brad Mehldau play Paranoid Android in Copenhagen?

Due to the summer heat and the magnificent dEUS concert at the Roskilde Festival 2006, I don´t seem to get inspired musically at the moment, or at least not within the genre-area, that I usually like. So maybe I should go see Brad Mehldau at this years Copenhagen Jazz Festival, the contemporary jazz icon who is infamous for his interpretation of classic rock and folk songs by Radiohead, Nick Drake, Paul Simon and the Beatles, just to kickstart my own personal rave through concerts in the fall. I´ll bet it could be good! Or it better be, considering that Mehldau once said: "Radiohead don´t make rock, they make jazz".

Where does Brad Mehldau play this year: Here


3 comments:

Tomas said...

At Mehldau skulle være specielt kendt for sine fortolkninger af rock musik er gået forbi min, ellers ret lange næse, det må være hvad rock pressen skriver om vortids mest grænseløse og fantasifulde jazz komponist. Men ja, hans fortolkning af N. Drake's "Riverman" fra albummet "Progressions, Art of a trio vol. 5" (et af mine favorit albums) er absolut fantastisk.. Tjek også hans nyeste "house on the hill", et sublimt farvel til Jorge Rossy.

Men til jer Rock elskere, vil The Bad Plus sikkert være interessante, DE er tilgængæld berømte for deres fortolkninger af rock musik, som f.eks "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Heart of Glass" eller "iron Man".
E.S.T. er også et jazz band der har formået at tiltrække et rock publikum, faktisk er det det eneste Jazz band der har haft flest sange/numre (er der et bedre ord, hvis man synes at "musik stykke " er for rynket) på rock hitlisterne.

Ellers synes jeg at det er fantastisk, at i er åbne for andet end rock.

Tomas

Anonymous said...

That Brad Mehldau should be famous for his interpretation of rock tunes, has definitely passed by me unnoticed, But then again, I don't read the pop-music press, with exception of this site.
Not that his interpretations of pop-music aren't exceptional. chech out "Riverman" from " The Art Of A Trio, Vol. 5", definitely a classic.

Brad Mehldau is without a doudt the most exciting and innovative composer and pianist in jazz music today, just listen to his latest album "House On The Hill", every tune composed by Mehldau, with gems such as "embers", "Boomer" and "Bealtine" just to mention some.

E.S.T. (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) is the jazz band, which has had most tunes featuring on the pop-charts.
But if any jazz band is famous for pop interpretations, it's The Bad Plus, the most noisy trio today, apparently? just listen to their version of "Ironman", "Smells Like Teen Spirit" or " Heart Of Glass".

Any Way, Nice to see jazz on your site.

Tomas

Anonymous said...

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