Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau -Largo

It's already established that Brad Mehldau is one of the most intriguing pianists of our time. But piano isn't his only instrument. On Largo, his new Warner Bros. release, he plays much more than the keys. He plays with space -- the universes of non-sound that lie between each note. He plays with our sense of what jazz is, or should be -- or whether it's right to even think in terms of labels at all.

Largo, you see, means more than "slow," which is how musicians interpret the word when they see it on... more