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From Nonesuch.com

Brad Mehldau’s Nonesuch Debut Album, “Live in Tokyo,” to Get First Vinyl Release, September 13, 2019

“Brad Mehldau’s Nonesuch Records debut album, Live in Tokyo, first released on September 14, 2004, will make its vinyl debut almost exactly fifteen years later, on September 13, 2019. The vinyl edition, made in partnership with Run Out Groove, comprises the original album’s eight tracks plus an additional seven tracks previously available only on the Japanese edition and sequenced in the order of that release. (See below for complete track list.) This triple-LP set was mastered by Alex DeTurk and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Industry in the Netherlands. Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, the Live in Tokyo vinyl edition is available to pre-order now in the Run Out Groove Shop and the Nonesuch Store.

On Live in Tokyo, Mehldau, hailed by the Washington Post as “one of his generation’s most gifted and thoughtful pianists,” performs his own tunes and interprets material from artists as varied as George Gershwin, Thelonius Monk, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Burt Bacharach, and Radiohead on an album recorded live in concert at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo in February of 2003. (Mehldau is Japan on tour with his Trio now, performing at Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya tonight and at three venues in Tokyo in the coming days: Suntory Hall on Friday, International Forum Hall C on Saturday, and Yomiuri Otemachi Hall on Monday; for details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.)

“Few pianists can match Brad Mehldau when it comes to cross-fertilizing jazz, classical, and rock,” said JazzTimes. “The same applies for technique, taste and intellectual curiosity. All of those qualities are on display [on Live in Tokyo].”“

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