Artist: Brad Mehldau | Label: Run Out Groove | Format: 3x180g LP | Genre: Jazz | Album Condition: New | Cover Condition: Sealed
Live in Tokyo
a limited edition 3 LP set
* First time Mehldau’s Nonesuch debut album will be available on vinyl
* 15th anniversary edition includes the complete set
recorded in 2003 at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo.
* Includes tracks previously only released in the Japanese market.
* Triple LP set was mastered by Alex DeTurk, pressed on 180g vinyl at
Record Industry in the Netherlands and comes in a deluxe tri-fold jacket.
* Limited to 3000 copies worldwide
Bradford Alexander Mehldau is an American jazz pianist, composer and arranger.
He studied music at the New School and was a member of Joshua Redman’s quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since the early 1990s. His first long-term trio featured bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer George Rossy, and later Jeff Ballard. He is the winner of countless awards. Mehldau’s debut album for Nonesuch was a solo piano performance recorded live at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo on February 15, 2003 but released in September of 2004. The album received universally favorable reviews. AllMusic awarded the album 4 ½ stars and called it an “intense, cerebral, and beautiful album.” The Guardian’s John Fordham identifies it as “Another bold step on Mehldau’s imperious way.” On All About Jazz, Doug Collete noted, “Mehldau plays beautifully on his own, his work is florid with detail, yet never just flowery. There is a deeply felt passion in all he plays, and that’s exactly why he is so engrossing to hear: in a solo setting
Mehldau demonstrates how he selects his ideas altogether discriminatingly from what must be a veritable flood of variations that occur to him as he plays. It’s not long into listening to Live in Tokyo that you are reminded how skillfully he runs the gamut of emotion in his playing.” JazzTimes reviewer, Harvey Siders commented “Few pianists can match Brad Mehldau when it comes to cross-fertilizing jazz, classical and rock. The same applies for technique, taste and intellectual curiosity. All of those qualities are on display in Mehldau’s latest CD.” For the 15th anniversary of the album, Run Out Groove in conjunction with Nonesuch Records is releasing Live In Tokyo on vinyl for the first time and including the full set, that features tracks making their debut in the U.S. on any format for the first time.
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
My Heart Stood Still
Someone To Watch Over Me
Things Behind The Sun
From This Moment
How Long Has This Been Going On?
NEW SEALED Super Limited and numbered Edition 3 LP set First time on vinyl! 3LP set, pressed on 180g vinyl and comes in a gatefold tip-on style jacket.