Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau, two world-renowned musicians who have teamed up to record a self-titled mandolin-and-guitar folk/jazz fusion album, took their sound to XPN’s World Cafe for a live session recently. The Nonesuch label mates performed three tracks from their new record – covers by Elliott Smith, Gillian Welch, and Bob Dylan – and talked to host David Dye about the origins of their project. According to Dye, “[The new LP] is extraordinary. Two players from different genres, bluegrass and jazz, further the thinking that genres are just not that important to improvisers.”
Enjoy their performance for World Cafe below, and read more right here.