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Live in Marciac [2CD+DVD]

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  • Brad Mehldau's new album, Suite: April 2020, is now available on CD and standard vinyl, following the release of the digital and limited-edition deluxe vinyl editions earlier this year. While sheltering at home with his family in the Netherlands during the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, Mehldau wrote twelve new songs about what he was experiencing; he was able to record them safely in an Amsterdam studio, along with interpretations of three tunes that mean a great deal to him. One thousand numbered and signed copies of the deluxe edition were sold, with a minimum of $90 from each sale donated to the Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musician’s Emergency Fund. Brad Mehldau has several solo concerts in Europe ahead.

  • NPR Music and Jazz Night in America debuted an hour-long set from shows Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade played at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY, just before recording their new album, RoundAgain, last September. The premiere event on Wednesday also included a live Q&A with the musicians and NPR Music's Nate Chinen. You can watch both again 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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