Brad Mehldau and 'The Art of the Trio' Frank Stasio talks with jazz pianist Brad Mehldau. Last year, his second CD, The Art of the Trio, Vol. 1, was nominated for a Grammy. He's played in several top jazz festivals across America and abroad, and is scheduled to perform solo concerts at Lincoln Center in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He's also recorded with country music legend Willie Nelson. Brad Mehldau's latest CD is The Art of the Trio, Vol. 2: Live At the Village Vanguard. He spoke to us from member station KCUR in Kansas City.