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Wednesday March 21, 2018

From Nonesuch

Brad Mehldau’s “After Bach” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Jazz Albums, No. 3 on Classical Albums Charts

Congratulations to Brad Mehldau, whose new solo album, After Bach, debuted simultaneously at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart, his highest career position on that chart, and at No. 3 on the Billboard Classical Albums chart! Another career high: the album debuted at No. 2 on the UK Jazz/Blues chart as well. Mehldau’s previous release, the 2017 self-titled duo album with mandolinist and label mate Chris Thile, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart.

After Bach comprises the pianist/composer’s recordings of four preludes and one fugue from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, each followed by an After Bach piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. The album begins with Mehldau’s own “Before Bach: Benediction” and ends with his “Prayer for Healing.”

To pick up a copy of After Bach, head to your local music store, iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. You can also listen to the album on Spotify and Apple Music.

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