Brad Mehldau ‘s ‘Highway Rider’

Brad Mehldau ‘s ‘Highway Rider’ is an album recorded with Joshua Redman and a chamber orchestra conducted by Dan Coleman and released on March 16, 2010 by Nonesuch.

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Track Listing : 1.John Boy (Brad Mehldau) – 03:15 . 2.Don’T Be Sad (Brad Mehldau) – 08:40 . 3.At The Tollbooth (Brad Mehldau) – 01:07 . 4.Highway Rider (Brad Mehldau) – 07:45 . 5.The Falcon Will Fly Again (Brad Mehldau) – 08:21 . 6.Now You Must Climb Alone (Brad Mehldau) – 04:05 . 7.Walking The Peak (Brad Mehldau) – 08:00 . 8.We’Ll Cross The River Together (Brad Mehldau) – 12:28 . 9.Capriccio (Brad Mehldau) – 05:20 . 10.Sky Turning Grey [For Elliott Smith] (Brad Mehldau) – 06:24 . 11.Into The City (Brad Mehldau) – 07:36 . 12.Old West (Brad Mehldau) – 08:28 . 13.Come With Me (Brad Mehldau) – 06:19 . 14.Always Departing (Brad Mehldau) – 06:20 . 15.Always Returning (Brad Mehldau) – 09:52

Musicians : Brad Mehldau – Piano Except (6 – 14), Pump Organ (2 – 10), Yamaha Cs-80 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer (4), Orchestral Bells (7 – 8 – 15), Handclaps (9) . Jeff Ballard – Percussion (1 – 5 – 9), Snare Brush (2), Drums (7 – 8 – 11 -13 – 14), Handclaps (9) . Joshua Redman – Soprano Saxophone (1 – 5 – 9 – 15), Tenor Saxophone (2 – 7 – 8 – 10 – 13), Handclaps (9) . Larry Grenadier – Bass (2 – 4 – 7 – 8 – 10 – 11 – 13 – 15), Handclaps (9) . Matt Chamberlain – Drums (2- 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 12), Handclaps (9) . Dan Coleman – Conductor (1 – 2 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 14 – 15) . The Fleurettes – Vocals (5)

Production : Produced By Jon Brion Jon Brion – Mixing . Gregg Koller – Engineer, Mixing . Eric Caudieux – Engineer . Alan Yoshida – Mastering

Package : Richard Misrach – Cover Photograph . Lawrence Azerrad – Graphic Design

Recorded On February 16–28 And May 12–19, 2009 At Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, Ca .

Released On March 16, 2010 By Nonesuch Records.

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PopMatters
Lurking at the heart of this album, however, is a stunningly original and unpredictable achievement from one of jazz’s great modern practitioners. […]

The Guardian
Sensuously Mehldauesque Latin swingers open out over rattling drum’n’bass patterns or distant vocal chants; sleek strings motifs are gradually displaced by drum grooves from which Redman’s tenor suddenly erupts. […]

BBC
In fact, there is a considerable melancholy, almost like a dark cloud that constantly threatens to break, floating over the whole set and the icier, stark harmonies of some of the strings vaguely evoke Ramsey Lewis’s 60s work with Charles Stepney. […]

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