Brad Mehldau – 10 Years Solo Live (2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Brad Mehldau – 10 Years Solo Live (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 05:05:22 minutes | 2,77 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Exquisite 32-track live collection from the US jazz pianist, recorded over a decade! Includes original compositions, as well as material from John Coltrane, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Thelonious Monk, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Nirvana & more.

One of the most lauded jazz pianists of his generation, Brad Mehldau is a supremely gifted musician, known for his atmospheric and spare solo performances. 10 Years Solo Live presents an extensive collection of recordings handpicked by Mehldau and culled from at least 19 live concerts. These are solo shows Mehldau performed while on tour in Europe from 2004 to 2014. Clocking in at around 300 minutes and spread over four discs, these tracks are presented out of chronological order and with the intention of telling a story – or at least taking the listener on a journey. Thankfully, whether you choose to engage this music by skipping around or listening straight through, there is much to enjoy. A true postmodernist, Mehldau’s song choices run the gamut from well-worn standards (“My Favorite Things”) to reworked alt-rock covers (Stone Temple Pilots’ “Interstate Love Song”), classical (Brahms’ “Intermezzo B flat major, Op. 76 No. 4”), and his own expansive original compositions. Also included are such Mehldau concert staples as his landmark ruminative reworking of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and his similarly inspired mash-up of the Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” and the Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset.” Elsewhere, we get languid, drawn-out jazz standards, such as his endlessly yearning, farsighted take on “On the Street Where You Live” and his delicately sweet, childlike interpretation of “I’m Old Fashioned.” Adding to the sheer amount of music here are Mehldau’s detailed liner notes in which he discusses his song choices, how he interprets a tune, and how he thinks of this material in retrospect. Mehldau is a philosopher and poet at his core, and this set finds him delving into some of his deeper inspirations, including reflections on God and musings about the contrast between light and dark, loud and soft, new and old. It’s just the kind of intricate, deeply thoughtful writing one would expect from the man behind such intensely focused and beautifully crafted improvisations.

CD1 #01 – Dream Brother
CD1 #02 – Blackbird
CD1 #03 – Jigsaw Falling Into Place
CD1 #04 – Meditation I – Lord Watch Over Me
CD1 #05 – And I Love Her
CD1 #06 – My Favorite Things
CD1 #07 – This Here

CD2 #01 – Smells Like Teen Spirit
CD2 #02 – Waltz for J. B.
CD2 #03 – Get Happy
CD2 #04 – I’m Old Fashioned
CD2 #05 – Teardrop
CD2 #06 – Holland
CD2 #07 – Meditation II – Love Meditation
CD2 #08 – Knives Out (Version 1)

CD3 #01 – Lost Chords
CD3 #02 – Countdown
CD3 #03 – On the Street Where You Live
CD3 #04 – Think of One
CD3 #05 – Medley: Zingaro / Paris
CD3 #06 – John Boy
CD3 #07 – Intermezzo in B-flat major, Op. 76: No. 4
CD3 #08 – Junk
CD3 #09 – Los Angeles II
CD3 #10 – Monk’s Mood
CD3 #11 – Knives Out (Version 2)

CD4 #01 – Le Memoire et la Mer
CD4 #02 – Bittersweet Symphony / Waterloo Sunset
CD4 #03 – Intermezzo in E minor, Op. 119: No. 2
CD4 #04 – Interstate Love Song
CD4 #05 – Hey You
CD4 #06 – God Only Knows



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