Elegiac Cycle

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Elegiac Cycle
Elegiac Cycle.jpg
Studio album by Brad Mehldau
Released June 8, 1999
Recorded February 1–2, 1999 at Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz, post-romanticism
Length 56:47
Label Warner Bros. 9362-47357-2
Producer Brad Mehldau, Michael Davenport
Brad Mehldau chronology
Songs: The Art of the Trio Volume Three
Elegiac Cycle
Art of the Trio 4: Back at the Vanguard
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[2]

Elegiac Cycle is a solo studio album by American pianist Brad Mehldau. The album was issued in 1999 by Warner Bros. produced by Melhdau himself.

French edition[edit]

In 2011, the French publisher Outre Mesure released in both English and French the complete transcription note for note of Elegiac Cycle, and some musical commentaries by Philippe André, the original manuscript “lead sheets” of Brad Mehldau and a long and recent interview by Ludovic Florin about the genesis of the record and where the musician stands with it now.

Track listing[edit]

All pieces composed by Brad Mehldau

  1. "Bard" 2:45
  2. "Resignation" 5:34
  3. "Memory's Tricks" 9:17
  4. "Elegy for William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg" 4:43
  5. "Lament for Linus" 1:27
  6. "Trailer Park Ghost" 9:19
  7. "Goodbye Storyteller (for Fred Myrow)" 10:27
  8. "Rückblick" 8:56
  9. "The Bard Returns" 4:16


Primary artist


  • Lawrence Azerrad – art direction, design
  • Alisha Chamberlain – assistant engineer
  • Michael Davenport – executive producer, management
  • Alan Yoshida – mastering
  • John Clark – photography
  • Bernie Kirsch – recording


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r416750
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 990. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.