Monday, March 13, 2006

Gotta serve somebody

'Like any sensitive artiste, [Brad] Mehldau feels above being pigeonholed, so when I tried discussing his covers of Radiohead, The Beatles, Paul Simon, and Nick Drake backstage before his second set at the Vanguard, negotiating the journalistic shorthand about pop covers proved to be an annoyance for him. He was too busy smoking cigarettes with his French girlfriend and figuring out where to place his Drake cover in the set. "If these songs help younger people get into my music, then that's great," he told me. "But if it doesn't, that's cool, too. I really don't care..."' More


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