Thursday, August 30, 2007

Exit Music (For a Film)

One of the more innovative reinterpretations of a rock song ever made has to be Brad Mehldau's piano-jazz version of Radiohead's "Exit Music (For a Film)". While the original is a desolate, Gothic-inspired crawl through a dark, dank basement, Mehldau reinvents the minor-key lamentation into an impressionistic, Bill Evans-influenced set piece for piano trio. Check out the stylish black-and-white performance video here.


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