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Friday December 04, 2015

From nonesuch.com

Brad Mehldau’s “10 Years Solo Live” International Critical Acclaim Continues

“Brad Mehldau’s 10 Years Solo Live was released on Nonesuch Records as an eight-LP box set, four-CD set, and digitally to critical acclaim earlier this fall. The set is culled from live recordings made over a decade of the pianist’s European solo concerts. The critical response continues to come in from publications across Europe and North America, highlights of which are shared here (via translation where applicable).
In the United States, where, upon the release of Brad Mehldau’s new box set, the New York Times said it “contains some of the most impressive pianism he has captured on record,” NPR’s All Things Considered marveled at “his fluid technique, his instinct for reframing melodies, his gift for spinning epic narratives out of shards and fragments,” and All About Jazz raved that Mehldau is “a player with a stunning virtuosity and daring ability to mine far reaches of improvisation,” the Buffalo News recently added a four-star review, calling 10 Years Solo Live “a stupendous collection.”
The Chicago Reader recommends the box for the gift-giving season. Mehldau “consistently brings a rhapsodic quality to these performances,” writes the paper’s Peter Margasak. He “more often he plays fluidly and spontaneously, creating emotionally potent, swelling waves of filigree and shimmering harmony.”“

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