Brad Mehldau

10 Years Solo Live: The New Album


Brad Mehldau

10 Years Solo Live: The New Album

Brad Mehldau’s 10 Years Solo Live 8-LP Vinyl Box Set:


‘Some of the most impressive pianism Mr. Mehldau has captured on record.’ 
New York Times

Virtuosity and ingenuity in five hours of solo piano.  A formidable collector’s piece.’
Guardian (Four Stars)

‘Rich and rewarding.  It adds up to a dazzling showcase for Mehldau’s ability to deconstruct a contemporary repertoire that includes classical music and rock as well as jazz — here readings of Monk, Lennon-McCartney and Brahms sit side by side and are equally trenchant.  But with each CD themed to reflect an ongoing core Mehldau concern, the set is as much an aesthetic statement of intent than a major-league musician’s retrospective.’ 
Financial Times (Five Stars)

‘Whether he’s extemporising on Beatles songs, deconstructing rock classics or playing jazz standards and classical music, Mehldau is never bereft imagination, using his source material as a vehicle for sublime musical storytelling that results in some of the most beautiful piano playing you’ll ever hear.’ 
Mojo (Four Stars)

‘A decade’s worth of extraordinary solo live performance.  A powerful picture of a renaissance artist at the height of his powers.’ 
BBC Music Magazine Jazz Choice (Five Stars)

‘Every so often a set of discs comes along that defines an artist or their place in jazz.  Unusually, Mehldau has managed this feat twice, with his exceptional Art Of The Trio box from 2011, and now with this decade-long survey of his solo work.  What shines through this entire collection is a great musical intelligence at work.  In short, a monumental achievement, and one of the most rewarding solo piano collections of the 21st century so far.’
Jazzwise (Five Stars)

‘Mighty impressive.  The variety is astounding.  Mehldau’s musical intelligence is second to none.’
Daily Telegraph (Four Stars)

‘Mehldau is outstanding.’ 
The Times 

‘A long sequence of great beauty lasts from ‘Waltz for JB’ to Massive Attack’s ‘Teardrop’, confirming that he’s the best pianist we have.’
Independent On Sunday

‘Let’s make no bones about it: Mehldau is a magician.  Listening to 10 Years Solo Live is like dying and going to jazz heaven.’
Record Collector (Five Stars)

Decade of live recordings from European concerts curated into 4 thematic 4-side sets: Dark/Light, The Concert, Intermezzo/Rückblick, and E Minor/E Major

“Mehldau is a modern jazz star often characterized as a cerebral explorer, a dynamic, incisive improviser…  In fact, the guy is a lot of fun, too… [He] has forged a singular style that has not only enhanced jazz's musical vocabulary but modernised it too … beautiful and direct ….”— Mojo

Nonesuch Records releases Brad Mehldau’s 10 Years Solo Live eight-LP vinyl box set October 16, 2015. The set is culled from 19 live recordings made over a decade of the pianist’s European solo concerts and is divided into four thematic subsets of four sides each: Dark/Light, The Concert, Intermezzo/Rückblick, and E Minor/E Major. The complete track listing is on the next page. 10 Years Solo Live will be released digitally and on CD the following month; pre-orders are available now at and include in instant download of the album track “Waltz for J. B.


Sample: Listen to "Waltz for J.B.