Some info on the Renée Fleming/Brad Mehldau project
On May 15 in New York's Zankel Hall, [Renée Fleming] will perform a new work, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, of musical settings of poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and Louise Bogan, among others. The composer, ironically, is Brad Mehldau, a well-known jazz pianist. But "these are art songs," Fleming emphasizes, and "totally classical." For this concert, she says, Mr. Mehldau "has crossed over to my world."
The full article can be found here, though the above quote is the only "relevant" part.
Yes, I know Mehldau fans are probably aware of this already, as he's mentioned this project in the past, but I haven't really posted anything here, and it does have some new info, so... yeah. Exciting, though, isn't it?