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Brad Mehldau, Mark Guiliana Launch Mehliana Tour of Europe

Mehliana: Brad Mehldau, Mark Guiliana live

Pianist and composer Brad Mehldau kicks off a two-week, 12-city European tour in the new electric duo with drummer Mark Guiliana, titled Mehliana. The configuration presents Mehldau performing on Fender Rhodes and an arsenal of vintage synthesizers while Guiliana accompanies on drums and effects. The European tour follows a successful duo tour across the United States in October. To mark the occasion, Nonesuch is offering an early listen to "Hungry Ghost," a track off the forthcoming Mehliana album, due in early 2014. Listen below.

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. See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates. For additional details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour

In 2012, Brad Mehldau released two albums on Nonesuch Records with his Trio, featuring Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums: Ode, a recording of 11 previously unreleased songs composed by Mehldau, and Where Do You Start, comprising the Trio’s interpretations of ten tunes by other composers, along with one Mehldau original. In May 2013, Nonesuch released Joshua Redman's new album, Walking Shadows, which Brad Mehldau produced and on which he performed.

BRAD MEHLDAU ON TOUR

Mehliana feat. Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana

Nov 14 Théâtre SortieOuest Béziers, FRANCE
Nov 15 Le Fil Saint-Etienne, FRANCE
Nov 16 Cargo de Nuit Arles, FRANCE
Nov 19 Théâtre du Manège Maubeuge, FRANCE
Nov 20 Fuzz'Yon La Roche Sur Yon Cedex, FRANCE
Nov 21 Barbican Hall London, UK
Nov 23 Kesselhaus Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 24 Mojo Club Hamburg, GERMANY
Nov 25 Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome, ITALY
Nov 26  Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival Monte-Carlo, MONACO
Nov 27 Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg, GERMANY
Nov 29 Moods Zurich, SWITZERLAND
      

Brad Mehldau solo

Dec 1 National Concert Hall Dublin, IRELAND
     

 

Comments

When I first heard of Brad Mehldau playing on electronic keyboards I was a bit frightened. I liked his piano performances so much that I couldn't conceive his music played on another instrument.
So, when I went to the Blue Note in Milan last spring, I really didn't know what to expect…
But then, there, I discovered something really special, something really magical. I was amazed and thought that maybe each key under Brad's finger becomes a container able to release wonderful music.
Thanks for releasing a cd about this very special experience where keyboards and drums meet quite perfectly.

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