Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

Format: CD
Release Date: 1/27/2017
Availability: Backorder
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Nonesuch Records labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, longtime admirers of each other’s work, first toured as a duo in 2013. At the end of 2015, they played a two-night stand at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs that Nonesuch releases on January 27, 2017, on two CDs / LPs.


The two musicians first performed together in September 2011 as part of Mehldau’s residency at London’s Wigmore Hall. The Guardian said of that performance, “Mehldau struck up his signature rocking chord vamp over which lightly struck motifs swell to sensuous extended melodies. Thile kept cajoling him with percussive snaps, flying runs, and chords strummed fast enough to sound as seamless as a purring strings section, inducing Mehldau … to bat back the playful provocation with stinging rejoinders.”

1. The Old Shade Tree
Length: 06:26
2. Tallahassee Junction
Length: 05:54
3. Scarlet Town
Length: 06:03
4. I Cover the Waterfront
Length: 07:00
5. Independence Day
Length: 03:10
6. Noise Machine
Length: 04:50
7. The Watcher
Length: 05:27
8. Daughter of Eve
Length: 08:58
9. Marcie
Length: 04:50
10. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Length: 06:02
11. Tabhair dom do Lámh
Length: 04:19
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 62:59
UPC: 075597940992