The debut album from the electric duo of Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana is Mehliana: Taming the Dragon ! Mehldau playing Fender Rhodes and synthesizers and Guiliana on drums and effects, Mehliana comprises 12 original tunes—six written by the duo and six written by Mehldau—and was engineered and mixed by Greg Koller (Jon Brion, Kanye West). The vinyl edition of the album, due March 18, includes two 140-gram LPs pressed at Pallas MFG in Diepholz, Germany, and a CD of the album.
Brad Mehldau played in a number of different ensembles, including label mate Joshua Redman’s quartet, before becoming a bandleader himself in the 1990s. The Brad Mehldau Trio, which tours the world extensively, made eight acclaimed recordings for Warner Bros., including the five widely praised Art of the Trio albums The pianist’s nine years with Nonesuch have been equally productive, beginning with the solo disc Live in Tokyo and including six trio records, as well as a collaboration with soprano Renée Fleming, Highway Rider with chamber 0rchestra; two collaborations with label mate Pat Metheny, Metheny Mehldau and Quartet, a CD/DVD set of live solo performances, Live in Marciac.