Exploring new lands… that’s Brad Mehldau’s motto. The talented pianist started a new musical journey, a journey through which he explores bluegrass and country music. This time his fellow traveler is a well-known American singer and mandolin player : Chris Thile, also the founder of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. Together, they published the beautiful album Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau.
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau captures a moment, an open-ended one, drawing us into the middle of an ongoing creative conversation between two virtuosic artists, label-mates, mutual admirers, and friends.
Their approach as a duo is as unorthodox in concept as it proved to be thrilling in execution, employing just piano and mandolin, along with Thile’s elastic and expressive voice (and, on “Scarlet Town,” Mehldau’s vocals too).
Mehldau and Thile will stop in France for a unique date at the Philharmonie de Paris on November 13th.
You certainly don’t wanna miss that!