Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider (CD)

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2010 two CD release from the Jazz pianist. Eight years ago, Mehldau and Los Angeles-based producer Jon Brion collaborated on the groundbreaking Largo album. Highway Rider reunites Mehldau with Brion in an even more ambitious setting, with a broader instrumental palette. This two-disc, 15-track song cycle was written, orchestrated, and arranged by Mehldau and features his long-time rhythm section of drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Larry Grenadier, along with old friends drummer Matt Chamberlain and saxophonist Joshua Redman as well as a chamber orchestra conducted by Dan Coleman. Highway Rider reflects Mehldau's recent experience writing long-form pieces, including the Carnegie Hall-commissioned Love Songs for mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter.

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Barcode
075597982701
Department
Music
Released
16 Mar 2010
Artist
Brad Mehldau
Format
Audio CD
Genre
Jazz
Label
Nonesuch
Tracks
[Disc 1]
1. John Boy
2. Don't Be Sad
3. At the Tollbooth
4. Highway Rider
5. The Falcon Will Fly Again
6. Now You Must Climb Alone
7. Walking the Peak
[Disc 2]
1. We'll Cross the River Together
2. Capriccio
3. Sky Turning Grey [For Elliot Smith]
4. Into the City
5. Old West
6. Come with Me
7. Always Departing
8. Always Returning
Year
2010
Supply Source
USA

Brad Mehldau

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Real Name
Brad Mehldau
Profile
American jazz pianist, born 23 August 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida, has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s and he has also worked primarily with the same trio since 1995. He has a solo piano recording entitled Elegiac Cycle, and a record called Places that includes both solo piano and trio songs. Mehldau collaborated with the innovative musician and producer Jon Brion on Largo, released in 2002. His first album for Nonesuch Records, the solo recording Live in Tokyo, was released in 2004.
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