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  • Brad Mehldau has shared the story behind the title track to his new Trio album, Seymour Reads The Constitution!, in a new essay. "In 2014, I had a dream that the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was reading the American Constitution to me," he begins. You can read what he has to say here.

  • 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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    This studio encounter between Mehldau and Metheny “represents a triumph of risk-taking,” says the Philadelphia Inquirer. “No ego, no competition,” declares the BBC. “Just a sublime understanding of each other’s skills that produced one of the albums of the year.”

    For Brad Mehldau, this collaboration started at that "life-changing moment" when, as a 13-year-old, a friend played him "Are You Going With Me" from the Pat Metheny Group's 1982 live double-album, Travels. Years later, Pat Metheny heard "Chill" from saxophonist Joshua Redman's 1994 album Moodswing that featured Brad Mehldau on piano. Since, the two artists have forged an artistic partnership based on shared inspiration, not just mutual admiration. This album features music by both Metheny and Mehldau, and was recorded at Right Track Studio (NYC) in December 2005.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Pat Metheny, guitar, acoustic guitar (3), guitar synth (4), baritone acoustic guitar (10)
    Brad Mehldau, piano
    Larry Grenadier, bass (4, 7)
    Jeff Ballard, drums (4, 7)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Pat Metheny
    Recorded in December 2005 at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
    Engineered by Pete Karam
    Assistant Engineers: Hyomin Kang, Angie Teo, Justin Shturtz
    Mixed by Rob Eaton at Right Track Recording
    Additional Mixing by Pete Karam
    Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
    Guitar Tech: Carolyn Chrzan
    Production assistance: David Oakes

    Tracks 1, 5, 9 composed by Brad Mehldau; tracks 2-4, 6-8, 10 composed by Pat Metheny

    Design by Doyle Partners
    Photography by Latifa Metheny

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Pat Metheny
Brad Mehldau
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

This 2005 studio encounter between Mehldau and Metheny “represents a triumph of risk-taking” (Philadelphia Inquirer). “No ego, no competition,” declares the BBC. “Just a sublime understanding of each other’s skills that produced one of the albums of the year.”

Description: 

This studio encounter between Mehldau and Metheny “represents a triumph of risk-taking,” says the Philadelphia Inquirer. “No ego, no competition,” declares the BBC. “Just a sublime understanding of each other’s skills that produced one of the albums of the year.”

For Brad Mehldau, this collaboration started at that "life-changing moment" when, as a 13-year-old, a friend played him "Are You Going With Me" from the Pat Metheny Group's 1982 live double-album, Travels. Years later, Pat Metheny heard "Chill" from saxophonist Joshua Redman's 1994 album Moodswing that featured Brad Mehldau on piano. Since, the two artists have forged an artistic partnership based on shared inspiration, not just mutual admiration. This album features music by both Metheny and Mehldau, and was recorded at Right Track Studio (NYC) in December 2005.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Pat Metheny
Recorded in December 2005 at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
Engineered by Pete Karam
Assistant Engineers: Hyomin Kang, Angie Teo, Justin Shturtz
Mixed by Rob Eaton at Right Track Recording
Additional Mixing by Pete Karam
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Guitar Tech: Carolyn Chrzan
Production assistance: David Oakes

Tracks 1, 5, 9 composed by Brad Mehldau; tracks 2-4, 6-8, 10 composed by Pat Metheny

Design by Doyle Partners
Photography by Latifa Metheny

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79964

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 04:00
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CD+MP3
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MP3
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10.00
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MUSICIANS
Pat Metheny, guitar, acoustic guitar (3), guitar synth (4), baritone acoustic guitar (10)
Brad Mehldau, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass (4, 7)
Jeff Ballard, drums (4, 7)

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