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Brad Mehldau - Finding Gabriel

$45.00

Nonesuch

Brad Mehldau - Finding Gabriel

$45.00

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“Brad Mehldau has created a unique work in Finding Gabriel, one that layers keyboards, singing, singular instrumental voices from guests Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Joel Frahm and Chris Cheek (saxophone), Mark Guiliana (drums), Sara Caswell (violin), Becca Stevens and Kurt Elling (voices), strings, and horns. While Mehldau is acclaimed as a jazz pianist, particularly through the work of his acoustic trio, projects that move beyond that genre have been highlights of his work as well…

…The sounds on this recording have been chosen, composed, and arranged with great care. There are beauty and grace to the sonic layers that can't be denied. Mehldau uses a piano, yes, but also an array of synthesizers, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes electric piano, xylophone, and his own voice. Digital percussion with a hip-hop feeling is mixed in, but Guiliana's drumming is critical where it is used. There are spoken word bits, harmonized wordless vocals, woodwind rushes, and string ensemble arrangements. But, with all these ingredients mixing in, the flavor of the music is generally smooth and singular. Mehldau's cooking is with purpose.” – Pop Matters

Label: Nonesuch ‎– 585867-1

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album 

Country: US

Released: 17 May 2019

Genre: Jazz

Style: Jazz