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  • SFJAZZ has announced its 2022–23 concert season including performances from Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, Brian Blade, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Laurie Anderson, and Mariza. This marks the 10th anniversary season of the SFJAZZ Center and the 40th anniversary of the organization.

  • Brad Mehldau’s new album, Jacob’s Ladder, first released on CD and digital in March, is now available in a double vinyl set. The album features new music that reflects on scripture and the search for God through music inspired by the prog rock he loved as a young adolescent—his gateway to the fusion that eventually led to his discovery of jazz. Featured musicians on the album include label mates Chris Thile and Cécile McLorin Salvant, as well as Mark Guiliana, Becca Stevens, Joel Frahm, and others. Mojo calls it "a kaleidoscopic affair, where baroque prog-rock edifices are juxtaposed with clouds of ethereal choirs, dreamy piano interludes, and squalls of free jazz-style clarinet. Skillfully weaving these elements into storytelling sound collages, Mehldau takes the listener on a memorable musical journey."

  • About This Album

    This studio encounter between Mehldau and Metheny “represents a triumph of risk-taking,” says the Philadelphia Inquirer. “No ego, no competition,” declares the BBC. “Just a sublime understanding of each other’s skills that produced one of the albums of the year.”

    For Brad Mehldau, this collaboration started at that "life-changing moment" when, as a 13-year-old, a friend played him "Are You Going With Me" from the Pat Metheny Group's 1982 live double-album, Travels. Years later, Pat Metheny heard "Chill" from saxophonist Joshua Redman's 1994 album Moodswing that featured Brad Mehldau on piano. Since, the two artists have forged an artistic partnership based on shared inspiration, not just mutual admiration. This album features music by both Metheny and Mehldau, and was recorded at Right Track Studio (NYC) in December 2005.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Pat Metheny, guitar, acoustic guitar (3), guitar synth (4), baritone acoustic guitar (10)
    Brad Mehldau, piano
    Larry Grenadier, bass (4, 7)
    Jeff Ballard, drums (4, 7)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Pat Metheny
    Recorded in December 2005 at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
    Engineered by Pete Karam
    Assistant Engineers: Hyomin Kang, Angie Teo, Justin Shturtz
    Mixed by Rob Eaton at Right Track Recording
    Additional Mixing by Pete Karam
    Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
    Guitar Tech: Carolyn Chrzan
    Production assistance: David Oakes

    Tracks 1, 5, 9 composed by Brad Mehldau; tracks 2-4, 6-8, 10 composed by Pat Metheny

    Design by Doyle Partners
    Photography by Latifa Metheny

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 04:00
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This 2005 studio encounter between Mehldau and Metheny “represents a triumph of risk-taking” (Philadelphia Inquirer). “No ego, no competition,” declares the BBC. “Just a sublime understanding of each other’s skills that produced one of the albums of the year.”

Description: 

This studio encounter between Mehldau and Metheny “represents a triumph of risk-taking,” says the Philadelphia Inquirer. “No ego, no competition,” declares the BBC. “Just a sublime understanding of each other’s skills that produced one of the albums of the year.”

For Brad Mehldau, this collaboration started at that "life-changing moment" when, as a 13-year-old, a friend played him "Are You Going With Me" from the Pat Metheny Group's 1982 live double-album, Travels. Years later, Pat Metheny heard "Chill" from saxophonist Joshua Redman's 1994 album Moodswing that featured Brad Mehldau on piano. Since, the two artists have forged an artistic partnership based on shared inspiration, not just mutual admiration. This album features music by both Metheny and Mehldau, and was recorded at Right Track Studio (NYC) in December 2005.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Pat Metheny
Recorded in December 2005 at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
Engineered by Pete Karam
Assistant Engineers: Hyomin Kang, Angie Teo, Justin Shturtz
Mixed by Rob Eaton at Right Track Recording
Additional Mixing by Pete Karam
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Guitar Tech: Carolyn Chrzan
Production assistance: David Oakes

Tracks 1, 5, 9 composed by Brad Mehldau; tracks 2-4, 6-8, 10 composed by Pat Metheny

Design by Doyle Partners
Photography by Latifa Metheny

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79964

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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CD+MP3
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075597996463
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9.00
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96/24 HD FLAC
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Pat Metheny
Brad Mehldau
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MUSICIANS
Pat Metheny, guitar, acoustic guitar (3), guitar synth (4), baritone acoustic guitar (10)
Brad Mehldau, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass (4, 7)
Jeff Ballard, drums (4, 7)

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