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Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

  • SFJAZZ - Miner Auditorium 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

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With his gift for melodic invention, astounding two-handed independence, and insatiable musical curiosity, Grammy-nominated Brad Mehldau is among the most influential pianists of his generation. He’s created a vast and inordinately rich body of music, from multiple volumes documenting his superlative trio at the Village Vanguard to his wide-ranging duo encounters with Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, Renée Fleming, and Anne Sofie von Otter.

His latest duo project finds him deep in bluegrass / Americana territory with Grammy winning mandolin master, vocalist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Chris ThileTheir eponymous 2017 double album on Nonesuch features a magpie program of originals and covers, including Elliott Smith's “Independence Day,” Bob Dylan's “Don't Think Twice, It's Alright,” Joni Mitchell's “Marcie,” and “Tabhair dom do Lámh” (Give Me Your Hand), the haunting traditional Irish ballad by 17th century harpist Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin.

Earlier Event: September 16
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Later Event: September 16
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