UNDERRATED: Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana's 'Mehliana'

Beloved by jazz fans for inside-out piano excursions with his nimble acoustic trio (performing Wednesday at Disney Hall), Mehldau returns to the noisier, more groove-oriented textures of his electronic-shaded "Largo" project with this recording. Amid sparkling Fender Rhodes, burbling synthesizers and restless electronic rhythms, "Mehliana" is a strange and shifty venture into starry-eyed space-funk.
Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
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