Friday, April 19, 2013

Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile


Mr. AC and I and some Boston friends caught this duo at the Berklee Performing Arts Center last Sunday night.  Mehldau is a jazz pianist (50p introduced him to the blog a few years back) and Thile is a bluegrass mandolinist.  Their collaboration produces breathtaking, unique, and surprisingly accessible interpretations of songs spanning many different musical genres.  For me, this will be the concert to beat this year.  Here's a 12-minute sample, lengthy, yes, but gives a good taste of the kind of musical alchemy these two achieve.

4 comments:

JPX said...

Wow, it shouldn't work but it does somehow! I would call their sound "haunting". It's so weird and strange - love it! Did you film that?

50PageMcGee said...

by the way, the song they're playing is knives out by radiohead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRzRbxd5YKA

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Intriguing... but it sounds like what goes on in a crazy person's mind?

AC said...

found the clip on youtube. the creativity and intricacy of what they are doing really comes through better live. i highly recommend seeing them.