Vinyl LP pressing. 2016 album, Brad Mehldau Trio's first new release since 2012's Where Do You Start. The previous release received critical acclaim, with the Financial Times saying, “Mehldau never let's his peerless technique and meticulous timing interrupt the narrative flow of a well-told tale. Here, the pianist and his trio burrow deep into left-field pop and the American songbook, and give an adventurous sheen to modern jazz.” Blues and Ballads similarly comprises interpretations of songs by other composers, this time with the focus on blues and ballads implied by the album's title. The Brad Mehldau Trio is Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums.