Highway Rider

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Highway Rider
Brad Mehldau Highway Rider.jpg
Studio album by Brad Mehldau
Released 16 March 2010[1]
Recorded February 16–28 and May 12–19, 2009
Studio Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA [2]
Genre Jazz
Length 104:00
Label Nonesuch Records
Producer Jon Brion
Brad Mehldau chronology
Brad Mehldau Trio Live
(2008)
Highway Rider
(2010)
Live in Marciac
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [3]
Down Beat 4.5/5 stars [4]

Highway Rider is a contemporary jazz album by American pianist Brad Mehldau released in 2010 by Nonesuch Records.

Background[edit]

It was Mehldau's second collaboration with producer Jon Brion (the other is the 2002 album Largo), and it features saxophonist Joshua Redman, drummer Matt Chamberlain, and Chamber orchestra led by Dan Coleman, as well as Mehldau's regular trio partners, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Brad Mehldau.

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "John Boy" 3:15
2. "Don't Be Sad" 8:40
3. "At the Tollbooth" 1:07
4. "Highway Rider" 7:45
5. "The Falcon Will Fly Again" 8:21
6. "Now You Must Climb Alone" 4:05
7. "Walking the Peak" 8:00
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "We'll Cross the River Together" 12:28
2. "Capriccio" 5:20
3. "Sky Turning Grey [for Elliott Smith]" 6:24
4. "Into the City" 7:36
5. "Old West" 8:28
6. "Come with Me" 6:19
7. "Always Departing" 6:20
8. "Always Returning" 9:52

Personnel[edit]

Band

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nonesuch (2010-03-16). "Brad Mehldau: Highway Rider". Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  2. ^ Brad Mehldau (2010-11-11). "Brad Mehldau official site". Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. Highway Rider at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  4. ^ Panken, Ted (June 2010) "Brad Mehldau: Highway Rider". Down Beat. p. 54.

Further Readings[edit]

  • Mats Arvidson: An Imaginary Musical Road Movie: Transmedial Semiotic Structures in Brad Mehldau's Concept Album Highway Rider