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Interview With Brad Mehldau on the Art of Solo Piano | HuffPost

Of course, one could simply enjoy playing, or attempting to play, the transcriptions. One fun surprise of this concert was “My Favorite Things. Philippe Andre is the musician who made this transcription, and it was really fun to view that.

So you might take that approach, but you might decide to chuck it out at a certain point and go off on a tangent that doesn’t formally adhere to what you’ve just been doing.

Commentary is printed in the form of a parallel text, French and English, more than fifty pages altogether. The pieces are all constructed on the basis of two very short melodic motifs. There’s probably some sort of harkening back to childhood going on in my performance. How do you approach selecting material to bdad in a solo context?

Few jazz educators yccle the types of analysis favoured by the establishment. Live in Marciac is your third solo recording. For instance, if I play something that goes much longer than I originally intended, I will skip something else.


The challenge and the thrill are one and the same – there is no net; there is absolute freedom. I draw on a lot of classical music, pop and rock music, music from Brazil, and other stuff.

Craig Anderson designed the music scroll and I’m very excited about it. Tell us about the challenge and thrill of playing solo? Throughout your career you have put your own spin on pop songs written by artists such as Elliott Smith, Tdanscription Beatles, Eleigac Drake, Radiohead, James Taylor and many others. In all that, as I’m going along, there is some sort of abstract narrative that presents itself in a concert – I don’t know how else to put it.

It is the most related to where I am now as a solo player. His blend of jazz and classical styles, the American Songbook, unique covers of pop tunes and originals all seamlessly blend transcrlption a fulfilling and varied musical experience.

Transcription Book for Mehldau’s Elegiac Cycle Released – IMN – International Music Network

Some things that I wlegiac I would play I don’t when I get on stage because of what takes place when I get out there. There’s a good three centuries of stuff to check out – it’s endless. But for me, it is in Transcritpion solo works and performances where you really get a chance to experience the breadth of what this talented artist is all about.

Here it refers to a musical anagram, a play on the letters of Mehldau’s first name.

Elegiac Cycle. Brad Mehldau.

The fact that many types of analysis exist gives us the hint that no single analytical process prevails, though by the s Schenkerian Cycoe had become one of the main methods taught by progressive North American music colleges and university music departments. I have interviewed Brad many times over the years but this is the first time we focus exclusively on his approach to his solo work.


Mehldau is a dazzling and brilliant player who maintains one of the finest trios in all of jazz. That presents itself in the act of playing; it’s not something that is planned out. Today, the predominance of the Schenkerian approach, and its use as a sort of senior common-room badge of withitry, is in decline.

The transcriptions are given in full notation, on two staves, with no chord symbols.

How do select what pop song to cover? But there are also great things that have come out of the newer technology, and there was this opportunity to see and hear my music in a different way. Sometimes it will come in the form of themes that reappear in the different tunes I’m playing, or harmonic devices, or rhythmic motifs. That can be exciting and rewarding. When jazz musicians improvise in a group setting, they are often following some sort of schema – often it’s variations on the initial theme of whatever they are playing.