Feb 17, 2019
This is Part Two of my conversation with bass great Larry Grenadier. Part One was primarily about the release of his first solo bass album, The Gleaners on ECM Records. This podcast allows me to get into some stories about the many great recordings and bands he has played with over the past thirty years.
For most of his career, Grenadier has been one third of the Brad Mehldau Trio, first with Jorge Rossy and now with Jeff Ballard. This piano trio returned “The Art of the Trio” to the jazz nomenclature with their telepathic sense of making music, and their ability to play pop tunes from Soundgarden, Radiohead and Nick Drake with the same reverence and harmonic inventiveness they brought to jazz standards.
Over the course of our talk, Larry reminisces about playing with a number of great artists. A partial list of those artists we discussed follows, with corresponding musical selections from the podcast, including: