Chris Thile, who plays mandolin and also sings, joined up with the pianist Brad Mehldau a few years ago for a series of shows in which they played both original songs and familiar covers in a beautifully sensitive style. This eponymous album features studio recordings of these excellent pieces: what a pair of absolute pros. Double LP / double CD editions, on Nonesuch.
8/10 Jack Customer review, 4th February 2018
I discovered Chris Thile through the Punch Brothers a few years ago. However, if you're a fan of the Punch Brothers or Nickel Creek, this may not necessarily be for you. There is definitely some jazz influence here, and the chord progressions don't feel like typical bluegrass or rock, as they mostly do in the Punch Brothers. This is much more ambient and quiet. The benefit of only having two performers means that there is plenty of space for the sparse, beautiful interplay between the piano and the mandolin to take place.
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