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Live in Marciac [2CD+DVD]

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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

    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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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 05:00
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This two CD, one DVD 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."

Description: 

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."

ProductionCredits: 

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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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

520275

Number of Discs in Set: 
3discs
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597977578
Price: 
14.00
Label: 
2CD+DVD+MP3
UPC: 
075597981391BUN
Price: 
21.00
Artist Name: 
Brad Mehldau
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Brad Mehldau, piano

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