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  • The members of the original Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade—who reunite for the upcoming album RoundAgain, met up for a conversation about the project, their first recording together since 1994’s MoodSwing. They shared stories from their long history together while at the Falcon in upstate New York for a performance last fall. You can watch the conversation here, along with previously released performances of two RoundAgain tracks from the concert.

  • While sheltering at home with his family during the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, pianist and composer Brad Mehldau wrote twelve new songs about what he was experiencing; he was able to record them safely in a studio, together with interpretations of three tunes that mean a great deal to him personally. The resulting album, Suite: April 2020, is available now as a limited-edition deluxe 180-gram vinyl LP. One thousand numbered and signed copies are available for $100 exclusively from the Nonesuch Store, Bandcamp, and Discogs; a minimum of $90 from each sale will be donated to the Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musician’s Emergency Fund (after distribution fees). Suite: April 2020 is also available digitally today, with CD and standard vinyl editions due September 18; a portion of their sales also will benefit JFA’s Fund. A video for the album track “remembering before all this,” with an introduction by Mehldau, is available 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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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

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

48114

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 04:00
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CD+MP3
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Brad Mehldau
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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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