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Thursday November 06, 2014

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Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana’s “Mehliana: Taming the Dragon” Wins Edison Jazz Award

Congratulations to Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, whose album, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, has won the Edison Award for Best International Jazz Album. It is the debut album from the electric duo, featuring Mehldau on Fender Rhodes and synthesizers and Guiliana on drums and effects. The winners of the Dutch award were announced on Radio 6 in the Netherlands; the awards will be presented in a gala ceremony at the Muziekgebouw Frits Philips in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on Thursday, November 27. For more information, visit edisons.nl.
The album has also been nominated in Modern Drummer’s Reader’s Poll for Best Recorded Performance, so head to moderndrummer.com to vote on your favorite.
Mehliana: Taming the Dragon comprises 12 original tunes—six written by the duo and six written by Mehldau—and was engineered and mixed by Greg Koller (Jon Brion, Kanye West). Jazzwise calls it “astonishing … one of the best albums of 2014.” The album earned four stars from the Guardian and MusicOMH, which calls it “wholly absorbing … an intuitive, compelling dialogue between the two musicians.”