The opening track off of Brad Mehldau's Day Is Done, from 2005, is a cover of Radiohead's "Knives Out." This is Mehldau's first record with Jeff Ballard on drums, replacing the ten-year veteran of the trio, Jorge Rossy. Immediately the space they're playing in is deep. They weave around the haunting melody, digging further and further into a conversation filled with ideas both subtle and bold. It was their first take of this song and it perfectly captures how brilliant they play together. There's a lot of spontaneous magic captured here -- they couldn't make it sound the same if they did another take.
Brad Mehldau Trio - "Knives Out"