Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile, Wigmore Hall, Sept 2011

Brad Mehldau’s gig with Chris Thile at Wigmore Hall in September 2011 will go down as one of my favourite nights at Wigmore Hall. My companion and I expected that a concert with a lute player would cover madrigals with a jazzy twist. Imagine our surprise when Chris Thile opened the gig with a rousing blue grass number, to whoops of delight from the back of the hall.  “Hey” we thought, ” They don’t sound like Brad fans”.  I think it was a night when Brad was slightly upstaged in a very good humoured way.

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