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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

    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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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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79964

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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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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