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BRAD MEHLDAU: Three Pieces after Bach

I’m very excited to play my Three Pieces After Bach for piano solo again in several concerts in Europe next week. The pieces were premiered more than a year ago at Carnegie Hall, and since then I’ve fidgeted with the scores a bit, making the written music more presentable in terms of formatting, enharmonic spellings, etc. So the scores are finally ready for prime time and are available for purchase digitally.

Also, at the concerts next week, I will be bringing some printed copies and would love to say hello and sign a copy for anyone who’s interested in buying one after the concert. The concerts, in a similar approach as a few others I’ve given with this program, while pair my pieces with the original Bach pieces that inspired them, and also add a few other Bach pieces to the program, which I will play first, and then make improvisations inspired by the Bach pieces.

There is no "jazzing up" Bach – not that I have anything against that, but just to be clear what the program is – it’s either the Bach pieces or something from me. Thanks everyone for your interest!

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Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau










 



 

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CHRIS THILE AND BRAD MEHLDAU

Nonesuch labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau played a two-night stand at NYC's Bowery Ballroom at the end of 2015 before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs due January 27, 2017, on two CDs / LPs. The vinyl edition includes a bonus performance of Fiona Apple's "Fast As You Can."

Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track "Scarlet Town," written by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch. Click below to watch a live performance.

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Joshua REdman & Brad Mehldau: Nearness

Nearness, the first duo album from longtime friends and collaborators saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau, was recorded live on tour in Europe in 2011. Redman and Mehldau are "among the most potent and influential jazz instrumentalists of their generation," says the Ottawa Citizen, creating "world-class improvising before rapt audiences."


"The pair are so well matched.  Both are extraordinary, scintillating improvisers bursting with energy, yet they have great ears for one another."  – BBC Music Magazine * * * *

"A John Coltrane and McCoy Tyner for the 21st century." – Q

"Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau, two giants of the world jazz music scene [have] recently teamed up for a duo album, and that's a really exciting pairing for me: two truly modern jazz musicians, not because they sound like they play modern jazz but they truly have a conception of what it means to be a jazz musician in the 21st century." – Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

"Magic always seems to happen when saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau play together.  This new album catches the duo performing together in Europe during 2011 and clearly shows that despite their infrequent collaboratinos, they create a special telepathic musical synergy in each other’s company." – Mojo


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Blues and Ballads











 



 

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Brad Mehldau TRIO: BLues and Ballads

Nonesuch Records released the Brad Mehldau Trio’s Blues and Ballads, the trio’s first new release since 2012’s Where Do You Start, on June 3, 2016. Blues and Ballads comprises interpretations of songs by other composers, this time with the focus on blues and ballads implied by the album’s title, including works by Cole Porter, Charlie Parker, Lennon & McCartney, and Jon Brion. Available in CD, Vinyl, MP3.


"Each track is a beautifully crafted, richly detailed miniature with its own tale to tell. Bass and drums are understated, underscoring the sensuous contours of each Mehldau narrative." – Financial Times * * * * *

"A deceptively sweet-sounding set which is absolutely absorbing. Probably, only a musician of Mehldau’s extraordinary powers of invention can do this consistently and to such intense effect." – Observer * * * *

"Stellar jazz pianist Mehldau again proves that three is the magic number […] Resurrecting the trio that has consistently advanced the jazz lexicon in the course of the past 20 years.  A spellbinding set whose salient features are subtlety and understatement." – Mojo * * * *


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