Brad Mehldau 10 Years solo Live

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. Vinyl pre-orders are available now in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the album track "Waltz for J. B.," which you can hear below.

As Mehldau explains in his liner note for the album, "Although it totals around 300 minutes, the order of songs is not arbitrary, and I have tried to tell a story from beginning to end in the way I've sequenced it." He continues, "There is a theme and character given to each four-side set."

"Waltz for J.B." – click to play


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10 Years solo Live (track list)

  • 1-01 Dark / Light: Dream Brother (Jeff Buckley)
  • 1-02 Dark / Light: Blackbird (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
  • 2-01 Dark / Light: Jigsaw Falling into Place (Thom Yorke / Jonny Greenwood / Colin Greenwood / Phil Selway / Ed O'Brien)
  • 2-02 Dark / Light: Meditate I – Lord Watch Over Me (Brad Mehldau)
  • 3-01 Dark / Light: And I Love Her (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
  • 4-01 Dark / Light: My Favorite Things (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II)
  • 4-02 Dark/Light: This Here (Bobby Timmons)
  • 5-01 The Concert: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Kurt Cobain)
  • 5-02 The Concert: Waltz for J. B. (Brad Mehldau)
  • 6-01The Concert: Get Happy (Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler)
  • 6-02 The Concert: I'm Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern / Johnny Mercer)
  • 7-01 The Concert: Teardrop (Grantley Marshall / Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles / Robert Del Naja / Elizabeth Fraser )
  • 7-02 The Concert: Meditation II – Love Meditation (Brad Mehldau)
  • 8-01 The Concert: Holland (Brad Mehldau)
  • 8-02 The Concert: Knives Out (Thom Yorke / Jonny Greenwood / Colin Greenwood / Phil Selway / Ed O'Brien)
  • 9-01 Intermezzo / Rückblick: Lost Chords (Brad Mehldau)
  • 9-02 Intermezzo / Rückblick: Countdown (John Coltrane)
  • 10-01 Intermezzo / Rückblick: On the Street Where You Live (Frederick Loewe / Alan Jay Lerner)
  • 10-02 Intermezzo / Rückblick: Think of One (Thelonious Monk)
  • 11-01 Intermezzo / Rückblick: Zingaro/Paris (Antônio Carlos Jobim / Brad Mehldau)
  • 11-02 Intermezzo / Rückblick: John Boy (Brad Mehldau)
  • 11-03 Intermezzo / Rückblick: Intermezzo in B-flat major, Op. 76: No. 4 (Johannes Brahms)
  • 11-04 Intermezzo / Rückblick: Junk (Paul McCartney)
  • 12-01 Intermezzo / Rückblick: Los Angeles II (Brad Mehldau)
  • 12-02 Intermezzo / Rückblick: Monk's Mood (Thelonious Monk)
  • 12-03 Intermezzo / Rückblick: Knives Out (Thom Yorke / Jonny Greenwood / Colin Greenwood / Phil Selway / Ed O'Brien)
  • 13-01 E Minor / E Major: La Mémoire et la Mer (Leo Ferre)
  • 13-02 E Minor / E Major: Hey You (Roger Waters)
  • 14-01 E Minor / E Major: Bittersweet Symphony / Waterloo Sunset (Richard Ashcroft / Keith Richards / Mick Jagger / Ray Davies)
  • 14-02 E Minor / E Major: Intermezzo in E minor, Op. 119: No. 2 (Johannes Brahms)
  • 15-01 E Minor / E Major: Interstate Love Song (Eric Kretz / Robert DeLeo / Scott Weiland / Dean DeLeo)
  • 16-01 E Minor / E Major: God Only Knows (Brian Wilson / Tony Asher)

Credits

All tracks/concerts recorded live by Vincent Rousseau except:

Side 10, track 2: Courtesy of Radio France. Engineer: Franck Malabry. Executive Producer: Xavier Prévost, radio producer at France Musique/Radio France.

Side 11, track 4; side 12: Courtesy of the BBC program Jazz on 3, a Somethin’ Else Production for BBC Radio 3. Producer: Russell Finch. Engineer: Paul Nickson.

Recorded:

  • Side 1, track 1: November 5, 2013 at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary
  • Side 1, track 2: September 18, 2011 at Auditorio Palau de Congressos, Sala Cambra, Girona, Spain
  • Side 2, track 1; side 7, track 2: September 17, 2011 at Oper Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Side 2, track 2; side 15: March 10, 2014 at Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
  • Side 3, track 1; side 8, track 1: November 8, 2013 at Théâtre de Vevey, Vevey, Switzerland
  • Side 4; side 5, track 1: March 16, 2010 at Conservatoire de Musique, Luxembourg
  • Side 5, track 2: July 15, 2010 at Castello degli Ezzelini, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
  • Side 6, track 1: October 30, 2010 at Shiftung Mozarteum Großer Saal, Salzburg, Austria
  • Side 6, track 2: March 17, 2010 at Muzeikgebouw Eindhoven, Frits Philipshal, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Side 7, track 1; side 16: June 9, 2011 at Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozartsaal, Vienna, Austria
  • Side 8, track 2; side 11, track 2: March 29, 2011 at Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli, Rome, Italy
  • Side 9; side 10, track 1; side 11, track 1: July 10, 2005 at Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Side 10, track 2: August 5, 2004 at the Menton Music Festival, Basilique Saint-Michel-Archange, Menton, France
  • Side 11, track 3: June 7, 2011 at Stadttheatre, Wels, Austria
  • Side 11, track 4; side 12: November 17, 2004 at Wigmore Hall, London, England
  • Side 13, track 1: September 10, 2011 at Cité de la Musique, Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
  • Side 13, track 2: September 18, 2011 at Auditorio Palau de Congressos, Sala de Cambra, Girona, Spain
  • Side 14, track 1: March 29, 2011 at Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli, Rome, Italy
  • Side 14, track 2: March 25, 2011 at Sociedad Filarmonica de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Mixed by Vincent Mahey and Vincent Rousseau at Studio Sextan, Malakoff, France
Assisted by Mehdi Chefai, Laurent Guiguonet, Clement Labre
Editing and album compiling by Vincent Mahey at Studio Sextan
Mastered by Raphaël Jonin at J RAPH i.n.g., Bois-Colombes, France
Assisted by Maël Vallin

Design by John Gall Design

Photography by Michael Wilson