Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau Trio - Seymour Reads the Constitution! (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Brad Mehldau Trio - Seymour Reads the Constitution! (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:16 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Brad Mehldau Trio's Seymour Reads the Constitution! is due May 18, 2018, on Nonesuch Records. The pianist and his longtime trio, which includes drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Larry Grenadier, perform three Mehldau originals combined with interpretations of pop songs (Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson), jazz tunes (Elmo Hope, Sam Rivers), and one work from the American songbook (Frederick Loewe's "Almost Like Being in Love"). Seymour Reads the Constitution! is available for pre-order now at iTunes and the Nonesuch Store, where an instant download of the album track "Spiral" is included with purchase. The song also can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music, and below.

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Scans included
Label: Nonesuch Records | # 7559-79318-0 | Time: 01:09:22
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Classical Crossover

No composer looms over modern jazz quite like Johann Sebastian Bach, whose harmonic rigour seems to have provided the basis for bebop and all that followed. Listen to the endlessly mutating semiquavers tumbling from Charlie Parker’s saxophone and it could be the top line of a Bach fantasia; the jolting cycle of chords in John Coltrane’s Giant Steps could come straight from a Bach fugue and Bach’s contrapuntal techniques crop up in countless jazz pianists, from Bill Evans to Nina Simone. Bach certainly casts a long shadow over US pianist Brad Mehldau: even when he’s gently mutilating pieces by Radiohead, Nick Drake or the Beatles, he sounds like Glenn Gould ripping into the Goldberg Variations. Which is why it comes as no surprise to see Mehldau recording an entire album inspired by Bach. However, this is not a jazz album. Instead of riffing on Bach themes, as the likes of Jacques Loussier or the Modern Jazz Quartet have done in the past, After Bach sees Mehldau using Bach’s methodology. Mehldau plays five of Bach’s canonic 48 Preludes and Fugues, each followed by his own modern 21st-century response.

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at March 8, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:16 minutes | 1.31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The album comprises the pianist/composer's recordings of four preludes and one fugue from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, each followed by an After Bach piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. The album begins with Mehldau's own "Before Bach: Benediction" and ends with his "Prayer for Healing."

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 8, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 243 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 Mb | 01:09:22
Classical, Piano, Jazz | Label: Nonesuch Records, WEA International

Nonesuch releases Brad Mehldau’s After Bach on March 9, 2018. The album comprises the pianist/composer’s recordings of four preludes and one fugue from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, each followed by an “After Bach” piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. The album begins with Mehldau’s own “Before Bach: Benediction” and ends with his “Prayer for Healing.” Pre-orders of After Bach are available now at iTunes and nonesuch.com and include an instant download of the album track “After Bach: Rondo.”
Brad Mehldau & Chris Thile - Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Brad Mehldau & Chris Thile - Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (2017)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.09GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Nonesuch

Nonesuch Records labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, longtime admirers of each other's work, first toured as a duo in 2013. At the end of 2015, they played a two-night stand at New York City's Bowery Ballroom before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs that Nonesuch releases on January 27, 2017, on two CDs / LPs. The vinyl edition includes a bonus performance of Fiona Apple's "Fast As You Can." You can watch a live performances of the former above and the latter below.
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau - Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (2017) [2CDs] {Nonesuch}

Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau - Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (2017) [2CDs] {Nonesuch}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 332MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 210MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Nonesuch Records labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, longtime admirers of each other's work, first toured as a duo in 2013. At the end of 2015, they played a two-night stand at New York City's Bowery Ballroom before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs that Nonesuch releases on January 27, 2017, on two CDs / LPs. The vinyl edition includes a bonus performance of Fiona Apple's "Fast As You Can." You can watch a live performances of the former above and the latter below.
Brad Mehldau Trio - Blues And Ballads (2016) {Nonesuch 7559-79465-0}

Brad Mehldau Trio - Blues And Ballads (2016) {Nonesuch 7559-79465-0}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Nonesuch Records / WEA | 7559-79465-0
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Piano Trio

Brad Mehldau's warm, utterly enveloping effort, 2016's Blues and Ballads, finds the pianist leading his trio through a set of well-curated standards and covers. The album follows up his genre-bending 2014 collaboration with electronic musician Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, and smartly showcases his return to intimate acoustic jazz. Admittedly, the title, Blues and Ballads, is somewhat misleading, as Mehldau only tackles one actual blues with his jaunty, off-kilter take on Charlie Parker's "Cheryl." Otherwise, the blues of the title is implied more in the earthy lyricism of a handful of ballads.

Brad Mehldau - Ten Years Solo Live (2015) [4CDs] {Nonesuch}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 7, 2016
Brad Mehldau - Ten Years Solo Live (2015) [4CDs] {Nonesuch}

Brad Mehldau - Ten Years Solo Live (2015) [4CDs] {Nonesuch}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 1.42GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Nonesuch Records releases Brad Mehldau's 10 Years Solo Live eight-LP vinyl box set October 16, 2015, and this four-CD and digital version of the same on November 13. The set is culled from 19 live recordings made over a decade of the pianist's European solo concerts and is divided into four thematic subsets: Dark/Light, The Concert, Intermezzo/Rückblick, and E Minor/E Major. 10 Years Solo Live will be released digitally and on CD the following month.

Brad Mehldau - Elegiac Cycle (1999) {Warner Bros.}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 27, 2014
Brad Mehldau - Elegiac Cycle (1999) {Warner Bros.}

Brad Mehldau - Elegiac Cycle (1999) {Warner Bros.}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 220 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 136 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 95 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Warner Bros. / WEA | 9362-47357-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Brad Mehldau's first solo piano album is not only his best record to date, it is one of the most searching, most inventive solo piano albums since Keith Jarrett's best solo concerts of the 1970s, and it throws virtually the whole Maybeck series into a cocked hat, too. For one thing, it is a truly unified cycle of mostly improvised reminiscences, starting from a Chopin prelude-like base on "Bard," peaking dynamically with "Trailer Park Ghost," and cycling right back to the "Bard" theme seamlessly, inevitably, at the close.

Brad Mehldau, Kevin Hays - Modern Music (2011) {Nonesuch}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 8, 2014
Brad Mehldau, Kevin Hays - Modern Music (2011) {Nonesuch}

Brad Mehldau, Kevin Hays - Modern Music (2011) {Nonesuch}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 192 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 139 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Nonesuch Records | 7559-79544-9
Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Composition

Modern Music, the collaborative recording between longtime colleagues and jazz pianists Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays, and composer and arranger Patrick Zimmerli (a mutual friend of both) is startling for its deep reliance on modern classical technique and arrangements. Certainly, Mehldau is known for dabbling in all sorts of music, from pop to classical on his recordings and in live performance. Hays, too, has branched out in recent years, from his signature, intelligent, hard swinging post-bop approach to include compositions with modern classical touches, such as those found on Piano Works, Vol. III. Zimmerli, who wrote the charts for this session, played saxophone in his younger years.