Brad Mehldau: 'Finding Gabriel'

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Tuesday April 02, 2019

Brad’s new album, Finding Gabriel, releases on May 17th on Nonesuch Records. Brad says, “The music initially sprang out of a new synth I was discovering – the Dave Smith/Tom Oberheim OB-6 featured on several tracks. I built up many of the tracks beginning with synths and Mark Guiliana on drums, in a process similar to our previous collaboration, Taming the Dragon. Layers were added, and the human voice became an important element – not with text, but as a pure expression of harmony and emotion. I worked with singers I’ve admired and been close to over the past several years – Becca Stevens, Kurt Elling, and Gabriel Kahane – and sang myself as well. Strings and winds were added and the project became more orchestral, with features from stellar musicians: trumpet player Ambrose Akinmusire, tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, and violinist Sara Caswell.”

Watch the video for “The Garden” below:

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