Brad Mehldau - Elegiac Cycle (CD)

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Categories
JazzMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Jazz Instrument
  3. Piano
Number of Discs
1
Number of Items
1
Title
Elegiac Cycle
Media
CD
BarCode
093624735724
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Warner Brothers
Distributor
WEA (Distributor)
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
093624735724
Previews
JazzTimes (10/99, p.78) - "...in a formula-ridden world, the music fits no formula... he succeeds best when he reaches deepest into his jazz sensibility and finds... expression akin to the spirit of Lennie Tristano... intriguing..."
Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Bard
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Resignation
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Memory's Tricks
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Elegy For William Burroughs And Allen Ginsberg
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Lament For Linus
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Trailer Park Ghost
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Goodbye Storyteller (For Fred Myrow)
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Ruckblick
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] The Bard Returns
Country
South Africa
Genre
Jazz
Release Date
11 June 1999
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Bard
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Resignation
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Memory's Tricks
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Elegy for William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Lament for Linus
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Trailer Park Ghost
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Goodbye Storyteller
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] R¬Āckblick
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Bard Returns, The
Notes

Solo performer: Brad Mehldau (piano).
Recorded at Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, California on February 1 & 2, 1999. Includes liner notes by Brad Mehldau.
Recording information: Mad Hatter Studios, L.A., CA (02/01/1999/02/02/1999).
An avid student of classical music and a fan of pop, Brad Mehldau always seemed like something more than a jazzman, even though most of his '90s recordings found him prospering in the piano trio format. By the end of the decade, he was ready to break from his past and explore new directions via his first solo piano album. Like DEATH & THE FLOWER by Keith Jarrett (a touchstone by virtue of his non-bluesy, impressionistic approach to jazz), ELEGIAC CYCLE is at least ostensibly a "concept album" about the way communing with mortality brings one a greater appreciation of life.
Freed even from the minor restrictions of post-bop, Mehldau lets his fingers run free, indulging the classical side of his muse more fully than ever before. In these often somber but always inviting pieces, his quiet dynamism melds the modernism of Jarrett with the concise archness of Satie and the guarded romanticism of Debussy. ELEGIAC CYCLE goes beyond categories like jazz or classical; it's simply an album of intense, emotional compositions by a gifted young artist.

Date Released
1999-01-01
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Brad Mehldau
Producer
Brad Mehldau
Artists
  1. Mehldau, Brad
Duration
56m 18s
Engineer
Bernie Kirsch
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