Brad Mehldau records ‘Live in Tokyo,’ an album for Nonesuch (2003)

Brad Mehldau’s ‘Live in Tokyo’ is a live solo album recorded on February 15, 2003 at Sumida Triphony Hall and released on September 14, 2004 by Nonesuch.

Track Listing : 1.Intro (Brad Mehldau) – 04:37 . 2.50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) – 06:30 . 3.My Heart Stood Still (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 09:32 . 4.Roses Blue (Joni Mitchell) – 08:16 . 5.Intro Ii (Brad Mehldau) – 02:37 . 6.Someone To Watch Over Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 10:08 . 7.Things Behind The Sun (Nick Drake) – 04:49 . 8.C Tune (Brad Mehldau) – 05:52 . 9.Waltz Tune (Brad Mehldau) – 05:24 . 10.From This Moment On (Cole Porter) – 07:57 . 11.Alfie (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 06:50 . 12.Monk’S Dream (Thelonious Monk) – 07:59 . 13.Paranoid Android (Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Thom Yorke) – 19:29 . 14.How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 09:00 . 15.River Man (Nick Drake) – 08:58

Musicians : Brad Mehldau – Piano

Production : Produced By Brad Mehldau . Yoshihito Saegusa – Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering

Package : Ye Rin Mok – Photography . Barbara De Wilde – Design . Michael Wilson – Photography

Recorded On February 15, 2003 At Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo.

Released On September 14, 2004 By Nonesuch.


All About Jazz
It’s not to demean Brad Mehldau to say that, watching him on stage, as he collects his thoughts, centers himself, then bends over the keyboard to play, he recalls Charles Schulz’s character Schroeder from the Peanuts comic strip. […]

Mehldau delivers his own deeply personal take on standards from Gershwin to Radiohead…Brad sometimes manages to turn his expensive piano into a battered upright, teasing out its earthy side, but still retaining a concert hall dignity. […]

The Guardian
A comparison between Mehldau – the 34-year-old Florida pianist in whose mind and hands Brahms, Bill Evans, Schubert, Wynton Kelly, Beethoven, Keith Jarrett, Schumann and Radiohead converse fluently – and the British improv saxophonist Evan Parker might seem something of a stretch. Yet Parker came to mind in listening to this intense and driven set, […]


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