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  • Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana Album "Mehliana: Taming the Dragon" Now on Vinyl

    Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, the debut album from the electric duo of Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, released late last month on CD and digitally, is now available on vinyl. Mehldau and Guiliana have been performing for several years, with Mehldau playing Fender Rhodes and synthesizers and Guiliana on drums and effects, as they are on the record. Mehliana comprises 12 original tunes—six written by the duo and six written by Mehldau—and was engineered and mixed by Greg Koller (Jon Brion, Kanye West). The vinyl edition includes two 140-gram LPs pressed at Pallas MFG in Diepholz, Germany, and a CD of the album. 

  • Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana's "Mehliana: Taming the Dragon" Electric Duo Debut Out Now

    Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, the debut album from the electric duo of Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, is out now on Nonesuch Records (March 18 on vinyl). The album is "astonishing," exclaims Jazzwise magazine, "one of the best albums of 2014." Mehliana earns four stars from the Guardian and from MusicOMH, which calls it "wholly absorbing ... an intuitive, compelling dialogue between the two musicians." Tune in to BBC Radio 2's Jamie Cullum tonight to hear an interview with Mehldau. Watch a performance of the album track "Sleeping Giant" here.

About this Album

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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