Live in Marciac

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This live album captures a solo performance by Mehldau at the 2006 Jazz in Marciac festival in France and includes original tunes by Mehldau as well as interpretations of songs by Kurt Cobain, Lennon/McCartney, Cole Porter, Radiohead, and others. MOJO says it's "spellbinding," exclaiming that Mehldau's "technical command of the keyboard is utterly awe-inspiring." The Financial Times finds it "enthralling." The Independent calls it "a triumph of imagination and structure. Quite simply, he's on fire, inspired, out there, playing with the gods."

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Nonesuch Records released Brad Mehldau’s Live in Marciac—a two CD, one DVD live album of a solo performance—on February 22, 2011. The recording was made at the Jazz in Marciac festival in France in 2006 and includes original tunes by Mehldau as well as interpretations of songs by Kurt Cobain, Lennon/McCartney, Cole Porter, Radiohead, and others.

MOJO calls it "spellbinding," exclaiming that Mehldau's "technical command of the keyboard is utterly awe-inspiring." The Financial Times says it's "enthralling." The Independent calls it "a triumph of imagination and structure. Quite simply, he's on fire, inspired, out there, playing with the gods."

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Brad Mehldau
Recorded live August 2, 2006, at Jazz in Marciac, Marciac, France
Video director: Samuel Thiebaut
Sound engineers: Benoît Gégoud and Hervé Déjardin (Radio France)
Cameramen: Christophe Malaprade, Cathy Denoel, and Mickaël Altmann
Lighting designers: Pierre Redon and Roland Remy
Video supplier: UTRAM
Live sound supplier: Futur Acoustic
Live sound engineer: Duncan Aldrich
CD mastering by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

“Resignation” transcription by Philippe André
DVD menu design by Craig Anderson and Rachael Nunes for Craigman Digital
DVD authoring by Craig Anderson and David Dieckmann for Craigman Digital
Animation for “Resignation” transcription by Craig Anderson

Design by John Gall

Nonesuch Selection Number

520275

Number of Discs in Set
3discs
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Brad Mehldau
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MUSICIANS
Brad Mehldau, piano

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MP3
Price
14.00
UPC
075597977578
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2CD+DVD+MP3
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075597981391BUN
  • 520275

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

    Nonesuch Records released Brad Mehldau’s Live in Marciac—a two CD, one DVD live album of a solo performance—on February 22, 2011. The recording was made at the Jazz in Marciac festival in France in 2006 and includes original tunes by Mehldau as well as interpretations of songs by Kurt Cobain, Lennon/McCartney, Cole Porter, Radiohead, and others.

    MOJO calls it "spellbinding," exclaiming that Mehldau's "technical command of the keyboard is utterly awe-inspiring." The Financial Times says it's "enthralling." The Independent calls it "a triumph of imagination and structure. Quite simply, he's on fire, inspired, out there, playing with the gods."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Brad Mehldau, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Brad Mehldau
    Recorded live August 2, 2006, at Jazz in Marciac, Marciac, France
    Video director: Samuel Thiebaut
    Sound engineers: Benoît Gégoud and Hervé Déjardin (Radio France)
    Cameramen: Christophe Malaprade, Cathy Denoel, and Mickaël Altmann
    Lighting designers: Pierre Redon and Roland Remy
    Video supplier: UTRAM
    Live sound supplier: Futur Acoustic
    Live sound engineer: Duncan Aldrich
    CD mastering by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

    “Resignation” transcription by Philippe André
    DVD menu design by Craig Anderson and Rachael Nunes for Craigman Digital
    DVD authoring by Craig Anderson and David Dieckmann for Craigman Digital
    Animation for “Resignation” transcription by Craig Anderson

    Design by John Gall

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