Elegiac Cycle - Brad Mehldau
Track Listing
  1. Bard
  2. Resignation
  3. Memory's Tricks
  4. Elegy for William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg
  5. Lament for Linus
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  1. Bard
  2. Resignation
  3. Memory's Tricks
  4. Elegy for William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg
  5. Lament for Linus
  6. Trailer Park Ghost
  7. Goodbye Storyteller
  8. Rückblick
  9. The Bard Returns
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Brad Mehldau's first solo piano album is not only his best record to date, it is one of the most searching, most inventive solo piano albums since Keith Jarrett's best solo concerts of the 1970s, and it throws virtually the whole Maybeck series into a cocked hat, too. For one thing, it is a truly unified cycle of mostly improvised reminiscences, starting from a Chopin prelude-like base on "Bard," peaking dynamically with "Trailer Park Ghost," and cycling right back to the "Bard" theme seamlessly, inevitably, at the close. ...

Elegiac Cycle 1999, Warner Bros.

UPC: 093624735724

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