Listen: Brad Mehldau's "10 Years Solo Live" Featured on NPR's "All Things Considered"

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Brad Mehldau's new box set, 10 Years Solo Live, was featured on NPR's All Things Considered. The show takes "a peek into the creative process of one of modern music’s most innovative thinkers," says host Ari Shapiro. "The set includes Mehldau's vivid reimaginings of works by the Beatles, Radiohead, Brahms, and Thelonius Monk," says reviewer Tom Moon. "That's a wide range of music, yet he never sounds out of his element ... [S]ome things come through right away: his fluid technique, his instinct for reframing melodies, his gift for spinning epic narratives out of shards and fragments. Here's what's most mind-blowing: he's doing this live, in the moment, unscripted, in front of an audience." Listen to the review here.

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Brad Mehldau's new box set, 10 Years Solo Live, which is now available as an eight-LP box set, four-CD set, and digitally, was featured on today's episode of NPR's All Things Considered. The show takes "a peek into the creative process of one of modern music’s most innovative thinkers," says host Ari Shapiro, introducing Tom Moon's review of the collection, which is culled from 19 live recordings made over a decade of the pianist's European solo concerts.

"The set includes Mehldau's vivid reimaginings of works by the Beatles, Radiohead, Brahms, and Thelonius Monk. That's a wide range of music, yet he never sounds out of his element," says Moon. "It takes about 300 minutes to listen to this set from start to finish, and much longer than that to fully absorb it ... but some things come through right away: his fluid technique, his instinct for reframing melodies, his gift for spinning epic narratives out of shards and fragments. Here's what's most mind-blowing: he's doing this live, in the moment, unscripted, in front of an audience."

You can listen to the complete review below.

To get 10 Years Solo Live, head to your local record shop, Amazon, iTunes, or the Nonesuch Store, where orders of the four-CD and eight-LP sets include a download of the complete set at checkout, and the collection is available as MP3 and FLAC.

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  • Monday, November 16, 2015
    Listen: Brad Mehldau's "10 Years Solo Live" Featured on NPR's "All Things Considered"
    Michael Wilson

    Brad Mehldau's new box set, 10 Years Solo Live, which is now available as an eight-LP box set, four-CD set, and digitally, was featured on today's episode of NPR's All Things Considered. The show takes "a peek into the creative process of one of modern music’s most innovative thinkers," says host Ari Shapiro, introducing Tom Moon's review of the collection, which is culled from 19 live recordings made over a decade of the pianist's European solo concerts.

    "The set includes Mehldau's vivid reimaginings of works by the Beatles, Radiohead, Brahms, and Thelonius Monk. That's a wide range of music, yet he never sounds out of his element," says Moon. "It takes about 300 minutes to listen to this set from start to finish, and much longer than that to fully absorb it ... but some things come through right away: his fluid technique, his instinct for reframing melodies, his gift for spinning epic narratives out of shards and fragments. Here's what's most mind-blowing: he's doing this live, in the moment, unscripted, in front of an audience."

    You can listen to the complete review below.

    To get 10 Years Solo Live, head to your local record shop, Amazon, iTunes, or the Nonesuch Store, where orders of the four-CD and eight-LP sets include a download of the complete set at checkout, and the collection is available as MP3 and FLAC.

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