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When I Fall in Love (Mehldau & Rossy Trio album)

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When I Fall in Love
Live album by
RecordedOctober 9–10, 1993
VenueLa Cova del Drac, Barcelona
LabelFresh Sound New Talent
Brad Mehldau chronology
New York-Barcelona Crossing, Volumen 2
When I Fall in Love
Consenting Adults

When I Fall in Love is an album by the Mehldau & Rossy Trio, consisting of pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Mario Rossy, and drummer Jorge Rossy.

Music and recording


The album was recorded in concert at La Cova del Drac in Barcelona on October 9 and 10, 1993.[1]

On the up-tempo "Anthropology", Mehldau plays the melody "note for note and then begins to move through the lower register for sevenths and ninths, playing 16th and even 32nd notes to corral the rhythm section as he moves the scale over first a half, then a whole, and then two and a half steps."[2] Jorge Rossy arranged "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" in a 5
time signature, and the band played some of the bars with four beats.[3] The title track contains a piano cadenza towards the start and end.[3]



The AllMusic reviewer wrote that "This may not be as great as some of Meldau's later trio work, but it is very impressive for such an early date."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[4]

Track listing

  1. "Anthropology" (Charlie Parker) – 8:22
  2. "At a Loss" (Brad Mehldau) – 6:32
  3. "When I Fall in Love" (Victor Young, Edward Heyman) – 14:20
  4. "Countdown" (John Coltrane) – 8:16
  5. "Convalescent" (Mehldau) – 8:22
  6. "I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) – 10:35
  7. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 9:40




  1. ^ "Brad Mehldau: When I Fall in Love". Fresh Sound Records. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Jurek, Thom "Mehldau & Rossy Trio: When I Fall in Love". AllMusic. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Mehldau, Brad (2023). Formation: Building a Personal Canon, Part One. Equinox. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-80050-313-7.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 988. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.