News & Reviews
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
Nonesuch Releases "Mehliana: Taming the Dragon," Debut Recording from Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana Electric Duo, January 21
Nonesuch Records releases the debut album from the electric duo of Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, on January 21, 2014. The two have been performing for several years, including a brief US tour this fall, 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 of the album is due February 18. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of the album track “Hungry Ghost.”
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
Brad Mehldau kicks off a two-week, 12-city European tour in the new electric duo with drummer Mark Guiliana, Mehliana, in which Mehldau performs on Fender Rhodes and an arsenal of vintage synthesizers while Guiliana accompanies on drums and effects. The Mehliana tour begins with five concerts in France, followed by a set at Barbican Hall in London for the EFG London Jazz Festival and stops in Germany, Italy, Monaco, and Switzerland. You can listen to "Hungry Ghost," off the forthcoming Mehliana album, due in early 2014, 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."
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
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