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  • Brad Mehldau Trio's new album, Seymour Reads the Constitution! , is out now. The pianist and his longtime trio—drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Larry Grenadier—perform three Mehldau originals combined with interpretations of pop songs (Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson), jazz tunes (Elmo Hope, Sam Rivers), and the American songbook (Frederick Loewe). "This is sumptuous, collective improvisation of the highest order," exclaims The Arts Desk's five-star review. "It's so good, it sounds effortless ... Gorgeous."

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    Mehldau and producer Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann) experiment with electronic instrumentation on these original and borrowed tunes. The Boston Globe raves, "Gorgeous and brilliant ... Mehldau has crafted a new-jazz soundscape that bursts with pop smarts."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Brad Mehldau, piano, vibes
    Larry Grenadier, Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz, Justin Meldal-Johnson, bass
    Matt Chamberlain, Jorge Rossy, Jim Keltner, drums
    Victor Indrizzo, drums & percussion
    Jon Brion, guitar, guitar synth, piano percussion

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Jon Brion
    Engineered by Thomas Biller
    Assistant recording engineer: Steve Genewick
    Mixed by Jon Brion
    Assistant mixing engineer: Steve Mixdorf
    Recorded at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, Studio B, April 2-8, 2001
    All music was recorded live, on the floor. There were no overdubs.
    Mixed at NRG Studios, Burbank, CA, Studio B, January 21-26 and February 17-19, 2002
    Mastered by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA

    All songs composed by Brad Mehldau, except track 4 by Brad Mehldau, Darek Oleszkewicz, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Jon Brion, Matt Chamberlain, Victor Indrizzo; track 5 by Thomas Yorke, Edward O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Philip Selway; track 8 by John Lennon / Paul McCartney; track 9 by Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Matt Chamberlain, Jorge Rossy; track 11 by Antonio Carlos Jobim / John Lennon / Paul McCartney.

    Art Direction & Design: Lawrence Azerrad
    Photography: Tina Tyrell

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Artist Name: 
Brad Mehldau
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Mehldau and producer Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann) experiment with electronic instrumentation on these original and borrowed tunes. The Boston Globe raves, "Gorgeous and brilliant ... Mehldau has crafted a new-jazz soundscape that bursts with pop smarts."

Description: 

Mehldau and producer Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann) experiment with electronic instrumentation on these original and borrowed tunes. The Boston Globe raves, "Gorgeous and brilliant ... Mehldau has crafted a new-jazz soundscape that bursts with pop smarts."

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Jon Brion
Engineered by Thomas Biller
Assistant recording engineer: Steve Genewick
Mixed by Jon Brion
Assistant mixing engineer: Steve Mixdorf
Recorded at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, Studio B, April 2-8, 2001
All music was recorded live, on the floor. There were no overdubs.
Mixed at NRG Studios, Burbank, CA, Studio B, January 21-26 and February 17-19, 2002
Mastered by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA

All songs composed by Brad Mehldau, except track 4 by Brad Mehldau, Darek Oleszkewicz, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Jon Brion, Matt Chamberlain, Victor Indrizzo; track 5 by Thomas Yorke, Edward O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Philip Selway; track 8 by John Lennon / Paul McCartney; track 9 by Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Matt Chamberlain, Jorge Rossy; track 11 by Antonio Carlos Jobim / John Lennon / Paul McCartney.

Art Direction & Design: Lawrence Azerrad
Photography: Tina Tyrell

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

48114

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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206
ns_album_id: 
670
ns_album_releasedate: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 04:00
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0
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0
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
093624811428BUN
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497093069
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Brad Mehldau, piano, vibes
Larry Grenadier, Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz, Justin Meldal-Johnson, bass
Matt Chamberlain, Jorge Rossy, Jim Keltner, drums
Victor Indrizzo, drums & percussion
Jon Brion, guitar, guitar synth, piano percussion

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