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Brad Mehldau, Martin Taylor

Claire Martin is joined by pianist Brad Mehldau, who talks about his new album, Highway Rider. Plus an exclusive solo set by leading guitarist Martin Taylor.

Jazz Line-Up this week features two world class musicians. First, Brad Mehldau, talking to Claire Martin about his new album 'Highway Rider'. It's a double-album featuring his usual trio of drummer Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier on bass, as well as guest saxophonist Joshua Redman, with more drumming from Matt Chamberlain and a chamber orchestra. Mehldau talks about his scoring for String Orchestra and how he chooses the places to improvise.

Martin Taylor is one of the world's leading guitarists, with a distinct melodic sound. Having just released a new project "Spirit of Django", Martin plays a solo set exclusively for Jazz Line-Up and experiments with one of the guitars by arranging the strings on the fret in a different order. Hear the results on Jazz Line-Up.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Jun 2010 23:30

Music Played

  • Tania Maria

    Come with Me

    Performers: Tania Maria (Vocals), Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Jorg Achim Keller (Conductor)

    • It’s Only Love.
    • BHM Productions.
    • BHM 1042-2.
  • Ketil Bjørnstad

    Remembrance

    Performers: Ketil Bjornstad (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone), John Christensen (Drums)

    • Remembrance - VIII.
    • ECM.
    • ECM 2149.
  • Brad Mehldau

    Into The City

    Performers: Brad Mehldau (Piano), Jeff Ballard (Drums), Larry Grenadier (Bass)

    • Highway Rider.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 7559 79827 - 0.
  • Brad Mehldau

    Now You Must Climb Alone

    Performers: Brad Mehldau (Piano), Orchestra, Dan Coleman (Conductor)

    • Highway Rider.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 7559 79827 - 0.
  • Brad Mehldau

    Always Departing

    Performers: Brad Mehldau (Piano), Orchestra, Dan Coleman (Conductor)

    • Highway Rider.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 7559 79827 - 0.
  • Georgia Mancio

    Just In Time

    Performers: Georgia Mancio (Vocal), Gareth Lockrane (Flute), John Pearce (Piano), Julie Walkington (Bass), Dave Ohm (Drums)

    • Silhouette.
    • Roomspin Records.
    • 2412.
  • Martin Taylor

    Stella By Starlight

    BBC Recording, recorded at The Green Room, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 10th May 2010

  • Martin Taylor

    Stompin' At the Savoy

    BBC Recording, recorded at The Green Room, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 10th May 2010

  • Martin Taylor

    Don't Know Why

    BBC Recording, recorded at The Green Room, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 10th May 2010

  • Martin Taylor

    Stardust

    BBC Recording, recorded at The Green Room, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 10th May 2010

  • Martin Taylor

    I'm Old-Fashioned

    BBC Recording, recorded at The Green Room, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 10th May 2010

  • Martin Taylor

    I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

    BBC Recording, recorded at The Green Room, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 10th May 2010

  • Spin Marvel

    Reconciled Rotation

    Performers: Martin France (Drums), Terje Evensen (Percussion), Nils Petter Molvaer (Trumpet), Tim Harries (Bass), John Parricelli (Guitar)

    • The Reluctantly Politicised Mr. James.
    • Edition.
    • 5 065001 530128.

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