Elegiac Cycle. Brad Mehldau. Complete Transcriptions and Analyses, by Philippe André. Editions Outre Mesure, 36 Rue Pascal, F, Paris, France. Tuesday September 27, A complete transcription of Brad Mehldau’s record, Elegiac Cycle, has been released in France. Philippe André has transcribed. Results 1 – 6 of 6 Elegiac Cycle Brad Mehldau Transcription et Analyse P. Andre by Mehldau Brad and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.
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The challenge and the thrill are one and the same — there is no net; there is absolute freedom.
I have several ideas before I go out on the stage, and I usually stick to around half of them. And what variety we find: Analysis frequently forms part of any contemporary university course in music. Tell us about the concept behind the music scroll?
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Virtuosic pianist Brad Melhdau first made his mark in the jazz world in with his debut recording Introducing Brad Mehldau and then in the classical arena in with his release Love Sublime with vocalist Renee Fleming. Ultimately I think of myself as an improvising jazz musician at the end of the day, and one of my talents I guess is assimilating all of that written stuff and making it part of what Transcirption do.
Used by permission, reproduction forbidden. The transcriptions are given in full notation, on two staves, with no chord symbols. How do select what pop song to cover? Commentary is printed in the form of a parallel text, French and English, more than fifty pages altogether.
I listen to it for pleasure and enjoyment, and then a lot of it filters out mejldau my mehleau.
Elegiac Cycle. Brad Mehldau.
But I was going out for an encore and thought of it at the tarnscription moment, and it turned out to be for me anyways, one of the more compelling performances in leegiac set — it had that story to it; it just kind of unfolded. Today, the predominance of the Schenkerian approach, and its use as a sort of senior common-room badge of withitry, is in decline. Though none of these types of analysis excludes it, few analysts have approached jazz.
I have interviewed Brad many times over the years but this is the first time we focus exclusively on his approach to his solo work.
Live In Marciac is the beginning of a freer approach, I would say, and maybe more ease and fluidity in a musical texture with several simultaneous voices.
The challenge there though is to make something with integrity — something that has a story to tell. Tell us how it compares to your two previous solo recordings, Elegiac Cycle and Live in Tokyoboth personally and musically.
His breathtaking command of his instrument is undeniable. Particularly favoured during the last fifty years is the technique developed by the Austrian Heinrich Schenker His blend of jazz and classical styles, the American Songbook, unique covers of pop tunes and originals all seamlessly blend into a fulfilling and varied musical experience.
It is the most related to where I am now as a solo player. Cycpe you describe how you negotiate between the two styles in your playing? I had the idea of maybe presenting it in a scrolling format, as something that musicians, amateur or professional, might find interesting.
Jazz Online put a little jazz in your xycle. The conceptual unity of Elegiac Cycle is described as being ‘distilled in the themes of different tracks. But there are also great things that have come out of the newer technology, and there was this opportunity to see and hear my music in a different way.
No CD is provided, but Mehldau’s recordings are widely available.
Search this site Loading. I draw on a lot of classical music, pop and rock music, music from Brazil, and other stuff. Updated and maintained by: Each solo record has been kind of a turning point for me — an end of one thing, bdad a beginning of something else. The core of your playing successfully balances jazz and classical influences.
But what he is able to say musically as a soloist within the context cgcle each song combined with his improvisations is simply masterful. Of course, one could simply enjoy playing, or attempting to play, the transcriptions.
Throughout your career you have put your own spin on pop songs written by artists such as Elliott Smith, The Beatles, Nick Drake, Radiohead, James Taylor and many others.
Philippe Andre is the musician who made this transcription, and it was really fun to view that. All musical elegiax lies between description and prescription. Here it refers to a musical anagram, a play on the letters of Mehldau’s first name.
This is the first scrolling score he made of my music, and since then, he has made one for the scores of two more recent efforts of mine: