MoodSwing

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MoodSwing, originally released in 1994, was Redman's first album with his own band—pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade—and all original tunes. "Redman finds ingenious ways of creating a mode of acoustic jazz that is both entertaining and enlightening," said Entertainment Weekly. "MoodSwing plays like an artistic journey."

Description

MoodSwing, originally released in 1994, was Redman's first album with his own band—pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade—and all original tunes. It was released again both on CD and on vinyl in 2009. "Redman finds ingenious ways of creating a mode of acoustic jazz that is both entertaining and enlightening," said Entertainment Weekly. "MoodSwing plays like an artistic journey."

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Matt Pierson
Recorded and Mixed by James Farber
Recorded March 8-10, 1994, at Power Station, NYC
Mixed at Power Station and at The Hit Factory, NYC
Assistant Engineers: Tony Black and Rory Romano
Mastered by Greg Calbi and Scott Hull at Masterdisk, NYC
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Zeitlin

Christian McBride appears courtesy of Verve Records

All songs written by Joshua Redman

Original Art Direction and Design: Tom Recchion and Jeri Heiden
LP Design Adaptation: Alice Arnold
Cover photo: Marc Hom

Nonesuch Selection Number

45643

Number of Discs in Set
2discs
Album Status
Artist Name
Joshua Redman
Brad Mehldau
Christian McBride
Brian Blade
MusicianDetails

MUSICIANS
Joshua Redman, saxophone
Brad Mehldau, piano
Christian McBride, bass
Brian Blade, drums

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Label
CD+MP3
UPC
093624564324BUN
Label
LP+MP3
Price
25.00
UPC
075597982251BUN
  • 45643

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News & Reviews

  • “I Am the Walrus,” from Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays The Beatles, is out today, along with videos of Mehldau performing the song and discussing it at New York’s Village Vanguard, which you can watch here. The live solo album, due February 10, features interpretations of nine songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and one by George Harrison, plus a David Bowie classic that draws a connection between The Beatles and pop songwriters who followed. 

  • 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.

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  • About This Album

    MoodSwing, originally released in 1994, was Redman's first album with his own band—pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade—and all original tunes. It was released again both on CD and on vinyl in 2009. "Redman finds ingenious ways of creating a mode of acoustic jazz that is both entertaining and enlightening," said Entertainment Weekly. "MoodSwing plays like an artistic journey."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Joshua Redman, saxophone
    Brad Mehldau, piano
    Christian McBride, bass
    Brian Blade, drums

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Matt Pierson
    Recorded and Mixed by James Farber
    Recorded March 8-10, 1994, at Power Station, NYC
    Mixed at Power Station and at The Hit Factory, NYC
    Assistant Engineers: Tony Black and Rory Romano
    Mastered by Greg Calbi and Scott Hull at Masterdisk, NYC
    Production Coordinator: Jennifer Zeitlin

    Christian McBride appears courtesy of Verve Records

    All songs written by Joshua Redman

    Original Art Direction and Design: Tom Recchion and Jeri Heiden
    LP Design Adaptation: Alice Arnold
    Cover photo: Marc Hom

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