Editors’ Notes For his masterful, double-album opus Highway Rider, pianist Brad Mehldau assembled a dream team of musicians that included saxophonist Joshua Redman and producer/mixer Jon Brion. What they produced is a wholly cohesive, visionary collection of pop-tinged modern American jazz (“John Boy”), funky, autumnal jams (“Sky Turning Grey [For Elliott Smith]”), and swelling orchestral textures (“Always Returning”). From its album art to its sprawling tunes, Highway Rider is an unforgettable road trip through brilliantly American jazz landscapes.

SONG
John Boy
1
3:15
 
Don't Be Sad
2
8:40
 
At the Tollbooth
3
1:07
 
Highway Rider
4
7:45
 
The Falcon Will Fly Again
5
8:21
 
Now You Must Climb Alone
6
4:05
 
Walking the Peak
7
8:00
 
We'll Cross the River Together
8
12:28
 
Capriccio
9
5:20
 
Sky Turning Grey (For Elliott Smith)
10
6:24
 
Into the City
11
7:36
 
Old West
12
8:28
 
Come With Me
13
6:19
 
Always Departing
14
6:20
 
Always Returning
15
9:52
 

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