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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Mehldau, Brad  (Piano)
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  Наименование CD :
   Highway Rider



Год издания : 2010

Компания звукозаписи : Nonesuch

Музыкальный стиль : Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern Creative, Orchestral Jazz

Время звучания : 1:44:04

К-во CD : 2

Код CD : 7559-79827-0

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Piano - Bop)      

Nonesuch Records, a Warner Music Group Company, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104. 2010 Nonesuch Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered February 16-28 and May 12-29, 2009 at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood, CA

The Highway Rider is pianist and composer Brad Mehldau's second collaboration with enigmatic pop producer Jon Brion. The first was 2002's ambitious but tentative Largo. As a collaboration, The Highway Rider is much more confident by contrast. Mehldau's most ambitious work to date, its 15 compositions are spread over two discs and 100 minutes. His trio -bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard - is augmented by saxophonist Joshua Redman, drummer Matt Chamberlain, and a chamber orchestra conducted by Dan Coleman. The album is a narrative jazz suite, orchestrated and arranged by Mehldau, though it has much in common with classical and pop music, as well.

The group settings range from solo to quintet, with and without strings, all of it recorded live in studio. Redman's addition is welcome. "Don't Be Sad" features his consoling tenor, Mehldau (on pump organ and piano), Grenadier, and both drummers with orchestra. It begins as a piano solo, languidly establishing a pace that begins to swing with gospel overtones. Later, Redman's lower-register blowing, strings, and winds carry it out joyfully. Brion adds drum'n'bass overtones to the trio on the title track. The electronics are a narrative device designating motion; they accompany the gradually assertive knottiness in the post-bop lyric. Mehldau begins "The Falcon Will Fly Again" with a complex solo that touches on Latin grooves, even as Chamberlain and Ballard create an organic loop effect with hand percussion. Redman's soprano creates a contrapuntal melody extending the harmonic dialogue. Disc two's lengthy "We'll Cross the River Together" has quintet and orchestra engaging in a beautiful study of texture, color, and expansive harmonics with wildly divergent dynamics. It showcases Mehldau's trademark pianistic elegance in counterpoint. Redman's deep blues tenor nearly weeps on "Sky Turning Grey (For Elliot Smith)." "Capriccio''s Latin rhythms contrast ideally: Mehldau's classical, gently dissonant motifs create an exploratory harmonic palette as Redman's magnetic soprano playing joins Mehldau's in the last third, anchoring the complex melody. The closer, "Always Returning," builds to a climax that incorporates themes from the cycle. Redman and Mehldau soar with the orchestra before they all close it in a whispering tone poem. By combining sophisticated - yet accessible - forms with jazz improvisation, The Highway Rider exceeds all expectations, giving jazz-classical crossover a good name for a change. It is Mehldau's most ambitious, creatively unfettered, and deeply emotional work to date, and will stand as a high watermark in his catalog.

All Music Guide


  Соисполнители :

Allen Savedoff (Bass)
Alyssa Park (Violin)
Andrew Duckles (Viola)
Andrew Picken (Viola)
Andrew Radford (Bassoon)
Armen Ksajikian (Cello)
Bob Becker (Viola)
Brian O'Connor (Horn)
Carole Kleister-Castillo (Viola)
Caroline Campbell (Violin)
Cecilia Tsan (Cello)
Charlie Bisharat (Violin)
Dan Coleman (Conductor)
Daniel Kelley (Horn)
David Stone (Bass)
Denyse Buffum (Viola)
Dorian Cheah (Violin)
Edward Meares (Bass)
Gerardo Hilera (Violin)
Jacqueline Brand (Violin)
Jeff Ballard (Drums, Percussion)
John Reynolds (Horn)
Josefina Vergara (Violin)
Joshua Redman (Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone)
Julian Hallmark (Violin)
Larry Grenadier (Bass)
Mark Adams (Horn)
Martha Lippi (Cello)
Matt Chamberlain (Drums, Percussion)
Matthew Funes (Viola)
Michael Valerio (Bass)
Michele Richards (Violin)
Natalie Leggett (Violin)
Oscar Hidalgo (Bass)
Philip Vaiman (Violin)
Phillip Edward Yao (Horn)
Qiang 'John' Wang (Viola)
Robert Peterson (Violin)
Roland Kato (Viola)
Rudolph Stein (Cello)
Sara Parkins (Violin)
Stefanie Fife (Cello)
Steven Becknell (Horn)
Susan Ranney (Bass)
Tereza Stanislav (Violin)
The Fleurettes (Vocals)
Timothy Eckert (Bass)
Timothy Landauer (Cello)
Trevor Handy (Cello)
Victoria Miskoloczy (Viola)
Vladimir Polimatidi (Violin)


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   1 01 John Boy         0:03:15 Brad Mehldau, Performed By Brad Mehldau
   1 02 Don't Be Sad         0:08:41 -"-
   1 03 At The Tollbooth         0:01:07 -"-
   1 04 Highway Rider         0:07:45 -"-
   1 05 The Falcon Will Fly Again         0:08:21 -"-
   1 06 Now You Must Climb Alone         0:04:06 -"-
   1 07 Walking The Peak         0:08:00 -"-
   2 01 We'll Cross The River Together         0:12:28 -"-
   2 02 Capriccio         0:05:20 -"-
   2 03 Sky Turning Grey (For Elliot Smith)         0:06:24 -"-
   2 04 Into The City         0:07:37 -"-
   2 05 Old West         0:08:28 -"-
   2 06 Come With Me         0:06:19 -"-
   2 07 Always Departing         0:06:20 -"-
   2 08 Always Returning         0:09:53 -"-

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