Tuesday September 27, A complete transcription of Brad Mehldau’s record, Elegiac Cycle, has been released in France. Philippe André has transcribed. : Elegiac Cycle Brad Mehldau Transcription et Analyse P. Andre ( ) by Mehldau Brad and a great selection of similar New, Used. Results 1 – 6 of 6 Elegiac Cycle Brad Mehldau Transcription et Analyse P. Andre by Mehldau Brad and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.
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Cyclee you describe how you negotiate between the two styles in your playing? Each solo record has been kind of a turning point for me – an end of one thing, and a beginning of something else. Though none of these types of analysis excludes it, few analysts have approached jazz. Search this site Loading. Craig Anderson designed the music scroll and I’m very excited about it. But there are also great things that have come out of the newer technology, and there was this opportunity to see ctcle hear my music in a different way.
Elegiac Cycle. Brad Mehldau.
To consider jazz from any analytical perspective requires one to dlegiac from a transcription, a good transcription in itself being an analytical statement. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
All musical analysis lies between description and prescription. Particularly favoured during the last fifty years is the technique developed by the Austrian Heinrich Schenker Used by permission, reproduction forbidden. When jazz musicians improvise in a group setting, they are often following elegizc sort of schema – often it’s variations on the initial theme of whatever they are playing.
Tell us how it compares to your two previous solo recordings, Elegiac Cycle and Live in Tokyoboth personally and musically. It’s not because they’re pop tunes, though – they’re just what I think are good strong songs. Today, the predominance of the Schenkerian approach, and its use as a sort of senior common-room badge of withitry, is in decline. The fact that many types of analysis exist gives us the hint that no single analytical process prevails, though by the s Schenkerian Analysis had become one of the main methods taught by progressive North American music colleges and university music departments.
There’s probably some sort of harkening back to childhood going on in my performance. I draw on a lot of classical music, pop and rock music, music from Brazil, and other stuff.
When you get some creative guys like Craig, you can put that technology mdhldau use, it can be in the service of what you’re expressing. The pieces are all constructed on the basis of two very short melodic motifs. Sometimes it will come in the form of themes cyvle reappear in the different tunes I’m playing, or harmonic devices, or rhythmic motifs. But I mfhldau going out for an encore and thought of it at the last moment, and it turned out to be for me anyways, one of the more compelling performances in the set – it had that story to it; it just kind of unfolded.
One of the highlights featured on Live in Marciac is the performance of your original composition “Resignation. For instance, if I play something that goes much longer than I originally intended, I will skip something else.
Tell us about the challenge and thrill of playing solo?
This is the first scrolling score he made of my music, and since then, he has made one for the scores of two more recent efforts of mine: 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. Live in Marciac is your third solo recording. The conceptual unity of Elegiac Cycle is described as being ‘distilled in the themes of different tracks.
The group’s ongoing series of recordings which started in and aptly titled The Art of the Trio is ccle impressive body of work that is still evolving and has become the benchmark of excellence for any working jazz group. Ultimately I think of myself as an improvising jazz musician at the end of the day, and one of my talents I guess is assimilating all of that written stuff and making it part of what I do.
And what variety we find: That presents itself in the act of playing; it’s not something that is planned out. One transcroption write a substantial thesis about published jazz transcriptions, to consider their use and misuse, their history, the writing of them, and the quality of what is published and available, the good, the bad and the inaccurate.
I only play songs I love – whether it’s those ones you mention or Cole Porter or whoever. Some things that I thought I would play I don’t when I get on stage because of what takes place when I get out there.
Transcription Book for Mehldau’s Elegiac Cycle Released – IMN – International Music Network
There are things that I don’t like about all of the technological leaps that have been made in the last few decades, and one general one is that there is a kind of saturation of information which often has the effect of distracting us – we check out a little bit of this and a little bit of that but it’s hard to stay with one thing.
Tell us about the concept behind the music scroll? Throughout your career you have put your own spin on pop songs written by artists such as Elliott Smith, The Beatles, Nick Drake, Radiohead, James Taylor and many others. Virtuosic pianist Brad Melhdau first made his mark in the jazz world in with his debut recording Introducing Brad Mehldau and then in the classical arena in with his release Love Sublime with vocalist Renee Fleming.
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.
The challenge there though is to make something with integrity – something that has a story to tell. That can be exciting and rewarding.
When you are playing solo, you don’t have to correspond to what someone else is doing.