Live in Marciac

Submitted by nonesuch on Wed, 11/03/2010 - 18:51
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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
Album Status
Artist Name
Brad Mehldau
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MUSICIANS
Brad Mehldau, piano

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

News & Reviews

  • Brad Mehldau’s Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays The Beatles is due February 10 on Nonesuch. The live solo album features interpretations of nine songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and one by George Harrison. Although other Beatles songs have long been staples of Mehldau’s shows, he had not previously recorded any of these tunes. The album, recorded in September 2020 at Philharmonie de Paris, ends with a David Bowie classic that draws a connection between The Beatles and pop songwriters who followed. A live performance video of the title track, recorded at the Village Vanguard in NYC, may be seen here.

  • Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards: Molly Tuttle for Best New Artist and Best Bluegrass Album for Crooked Tree with Golden Highway; The Black Keys for Best Rock Album for Dropout Boogie and Best Rock Performance for "Wild Child"; Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical; Cécile McLorin Salvant for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Ghost Song and Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals for "Optimistic Voices / No Love Dying"; Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade's LongGone for Best Instrumental Album; Brad Mehldau's Jacob's Ladder for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album; Punch Brothers' Hell on Church Street for Best Folk Album; Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet's Evergreen for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance; Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder's GET ON BOARD for Best Traditional Blues Album; Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) for Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes for Bob Mehr; and Astor Piazzolla: The American Clavé Recordings. for Best Album Notes for Fernando González. 

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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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