Nonesuch Releases Brad Mehldau's 10 Years Solo Live 8-LP Vinyl Box Set October 16

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Wednesday August 12, 2015

From Nonesuch

Decade of live recordings from European concerts curated into 4 thematic 4-side sets: Dark/Light, The Concert, Intermezzo/Rückblick, and E Minor/E Major

[He] has forged a singular style that has not only enhanced jazz’s musical vocabulary but modernised it too ‘¦ beautiful and direct ‘¦.’ ‘“Mojo

‘Brad Mehldau is the doyen of contemporary jazz pianists, an improviser whose instinctive, emotional command of the instrument is complemented by a formidable intellect. Without visible effort, he turns Broadway show tunes into pastoral rhapsodies and blues vamps into meditations on the meaning of life.’ ‘“Guardian

Nonesuch Records releases Brad Mehldau’s 10 Years Solo Live eight-LP vinyl box set October 16, 2015. 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 of four sides each: Dark/Light, The Concert, Intermezzo/Rückblick, and E Minor/E Major. The complete track listing is on the next page. 10 Years Solo Live will be released on CD the following month; vinyl pre-orders are available now at and include in instant download of the album track ‘Waltz for J. B.’

As Mehldau explains in his liner note for the album, ‘Although it totals around 300 minutes, the order of songs is not arbitrary, and I have tried to tell a story from beginning to end in the way I’ve sequenced it.’ He continues, ‘There is a theme and character given to each four-side set.’

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