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Highway Rider


Download links and information about Highway Rider by Brad Mehldau. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 01:44:00 minutes.

Artist: Brad Mehldau
Release date: 2010
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Tracks: 15
Duration: 01:44:00
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No. Title Length
1. John Boy 3:15
2. Don't Be Sad 8:40
3. At the Tollbooth 1:07
4. Highway Rider 7:45
5. The Falcon Will Fly Again 8:21
6. Now You Must Climb Alone 4:05
7. Walking the Peak 8:00
8. We'll Cross the River Together 12:28
9. Capriccio 5:20
10. Sky Turning Grey (For Elliott Smith) 6:24
11. Into the City 7:36
12. Old West 8:28
13. Come With Me 6:19
14. Always Departing 6:20
15. Always Returning 9:52



In 2002, pianist and composer Brad Mehldau released Largo, a collaboration with Jon Brion. With its bracing mix of jazz, pop, and electronics, Largo grabbed attention and went on to become a landmark recording. A few years later, Mehldau and Brion reconvened to create a sprawling 2-CD release, 2010’s Highway Rider. The album’s excellent five-piece band — Mehldau, drummer Jeff Ballard, bassist Larry Grenadier, saxophonist Joshua Redman, and drummer Matt Chamberlain — is joined by an orchestra led by Dan Coleman on several cuts. All of the pieces, including the orchestral arrangements, were written by Mehldau. Highway Rider is an ambitious work but not a ponderous one. Listening to its 100 minutes is a pleasure: the album manages to flow throughout, and the various instrumental groupings keep things fresh. The inventive opener, “John Boy,” signals that this isn’t ordinary jazz-meets-strings fare and the album is quite a ride right up to and including its dramatic closer, “Always Returning,” which features an extended piano statement.