I saw both sets that the Brad Mehldau Trio played at Scullers in Boston on Friday. Man, they're tight! Obviously, the point of comparison for this trio is the classic Bill Evans trio, since Mehldau's Evans influence is fairly apparent (especially on ballads). Against the unattainable standard of Scott LaFaro, Grenadier still does an admirable job. His playing isn't quite as busy, but he complements Mehldau quite nicely, and his solos were excellent. What really impressed me about the group was their ability to shift into often tricky time signatures (7/4 and 9/8 seem to be favorites of Mehldau's) with aplomb. Kudos to Grenadier and to drummer Jorge Rossi(sp?) for leaving enough breathing space to make these meters seem perfectly natural. A friend and I spoke with him between sets. He's a really smart, down-to-earth guy.