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Wednesday April 28, 2010

Brad Mehldau’s interview feature on the new BBC Radio 2 – Jamie Cullum show aired last week (Tue Apr 20).

You can listen again via the program’s website
Brad’s segment begins at around 18:30 minutes into the program.

The interview is also featured on Jamie’s Podcast

BBC Radio 2 is the UK’s most listened to radio station, and Jamie Cullum’s weekly jazz show is a new addition to the schedule this spring.

Highway Rider has also garnered the following press in the UK:

‘Highway Rider’s contrasts and dramatic entries spring constant surprises, and show how much progress the mesmerising improviser has made as a big-ensemble composer. This is the kind of genre dialogue that gets classical/jazz crossovers a good name.’
Guardian

‘Mehldau is once again breaking new ground.’
Jazzwise

‘An inspired set.’
The Times

‘Brilliant!’
Mojo

‘Mehldau has come up with a widescreen version of modern jazz.’
BBC Music Magazine – Jazz Choice (April 2010)

‘Impressive and touching.’
Daily Telegraph

‘An extraordinary album that will further enhance Mehldau’s reputation.’
Record Collector

‘A concept album with an odyssey-like subtext.’
BBC Music

‘Heartbreaking, tense, rapturous.’
Observer

‘His most interesting album yet.’
Uncut

‘Succeeds in going beyond the formulaic limitations of the jazz-with-strings format to achieve an imaginative synthesis of its diverse
improvised and composed elements.’
Scotsman