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Brad Meldhu & Radiohead

Aug 21

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8/21/2008  RssIcon

Radiohead may not appear to be a fertile source of tunes for the brilliant jazz pianist Brad Medlhu but think again, their back catalog is something of a song book for him.

I don't like Radiohead. Their music brings to mind thin, pale, pretentious young men living in damp digs in a rain soaked back street somewhere in Galway that are too fond of the works of Samuel Beckett and woodbines. I am however a fan of Brad Meldhu, the brilliant American jazz musician who, it turns out, has a penchant for interpreting the songs of Radiohead on his albums in much the same way that one of his influences, the great Oscar Peterson frequently interpreted the songs of Cole Porter. Although there is no sign of a 'Brad Meldhu Plays the Radiohead Song Book' CD issuing anytime soon from his label Nonesuch Records, Sound Waves humbly suggests a tentative partial tracking listing for any such release and asks readers of Cluas to suggest any other songs by Radiohead that might suit Meldhu's interpretative gifts.

 

Track: "Exit Music (For a Film)"

Album: Art of the Trio: Vol. 3

 

Track: "Paranoid Android"

Album: Live In Tokyo

 

Track: "Everything In Its Right Place"

Album: Anything Goes

 

Brad Meldhu Official Website

 

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