Largo [LP]

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To mark the 20th anniversary of Brad Mehldau’s acclaimed Jon Brion–produced album Largo comes its first-ever vinyl release, in a two-LP black vinyl edition. Mehldau experiments with electronic instrumentation on this set of original and borrowed tunes, including Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” and The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” "Gorgeous and brilliant,” raved the Boston Globe. “Mehldau has crafted a new-jazz soundscape that bursts with pop smarts."

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Brad Mehldau’s acclaimed Jon Brion–produced album Largo, which turned 20 in 2022, will receive its first-ever vinyl release, on Nonesuch Records on June 16, 2023. The 2LP black vinyl edition is available to pre-order here. Mehldau experiments with electronic instrumentation on this set of original and borrowed tunes, including Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” and The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” "Gorgeous and brilliant,” raved the Boston Globe. “Mehldau has crafted a new-jazz soundscape that bursts with pop smarts."

On Largo, Mehldau, playing pianos, synths, and vibes, is joined by Larry Grenadier, Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz, and Justin Meldal-Johnson on bass; Matt Chamberlain, Jorge Rossy, and Jim Keltner on drums; Victor Indrizzo on drums and percussion; and producer Brion on guitar, guitar synth, and piano percussion.

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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 "Dropjes" by Brad Mehldau, Darek Oleszkewicz, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Jon Brion, Matt Chamberlain, Victor Indrizzo; "Paranoid Android" by Thomas Yorke, Edward O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Philip Selway; "Dear Prudence" by John Lennon / Paul McCartney; "Free Willy" by Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Matt Chamberlain, Jorge Rossy; "Wave" / "Mother Nature's Son" by Antonio Carlos Jobim / John Lennon / Paul McCartney.

Art Direction & Design: Lawrence Azerrad
Photography: Tina Tyrell

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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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2LP+MP3
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34.00
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075597904895

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News & Reviews

  • "Brad Mehldau stands as a beacon of innovation in the jazz world, intertwining the richness of classical music with the spontaneity of jazz to create a sound uniquely his own," Rick Beato says of his guest on Everything Music. "Mehldau has carved out a niche for himself not just as a pianist of exceptional skill and depth but also as a composer who likes to explore and blend genres. His ability to traverse musical landscapes—from the works of Bach to the songs of Radiohead—has not only garnered him critical acclaim but also a dedicated following ... Needless to say I’m a huge fan of Brad‘s music." You can watch their conversation with musical examples from Mehldau at the piano here.

  • As part of Nonesuch Records's 60th anniversary celebrations, the 2024 Big Ears Festival lineup includes fifteen Nonesuch artists past, present, and future. Ahead of the festival, taking place in Knoxville, TN, March 21–24, we've got a playlist of music from all of those artists: Sam Amidon, Laurie Anderson, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Tyondai Braxton, Rhiannon Giddens, Mary Halvorson, Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Kronos Quartet, Brad Mehldau, Ringdown (Caroline Shaw and Danni Lee), Davóne Tines, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, and Yasmin Williams. You can hear it here via Spotify and Apple Music.

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  • About This Album

    Brad Mehldau’s acclaimed Jon Brion–produced album Largo, which turned 20 in 2022, will receive its first-ever vinyl release, on Nonesuch Records on June 16, 2023. The 2LP black vinyl edition is available to pre-order here. Mehldau experiments with electronic instrumentation on this set of original and borrowed tunes, including Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” and The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” "Gorgeous and brilliant,” raved the Boston Globe. “Mehldau has crafted a new-jazz soundscape that bursts with pop smarts."

    On Largo, Mehldau, playing pianos, synths, and vibes, is joined by Larry Grenadier, Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz, and Justin Meldal-Johnson on bass; Matt Chamberlain, Jorge Rossy, and Jim Keltner on drums; Victor Indrizzo on drums and percussion; and producer Brion on guitar, guitar synth, and piano percussion.

    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 "Dropjes" by Brad Mehldau, Darek Oleszkewicz, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Jon Brion, Matt Chamberlain, Victor Indrizzo; "Paranoid Android" by Thomas Yorke, Edward O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Philip Selway; "Dear Prudence" by John Lennon / Paul McCartney; "Free Willy" by Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Matt Chamberlain, Jorge Rossy; "Wave" / "Mother Nature's Son" by Antonio Carlos Jobim / John Lennon / Paul McCartney.

    Art Direction & Design: Lawrence Azerrad
    Photography: Tina Tyrell

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