Irish bassist David Redmond is nothing if not versatile, playing in the thrilling World music outfit Yurodny and in the small jazz combos of pianist Phil Ware, drummer Kevin Brady and veteran guitarists Tommy Hafferty and Louis Stewart. Belfast's Soulman Van Morrison has also called upon Redmond's services. Across the pond, to use Irish parlance, Redmond's beautifully earthy tone has lent depth to the music of vocalist Ian Shaw and trumpeter Guy Barker, amongst many others. Now he's stepping out as a leader with Roots, a striking work of rare compositional maturity for a debut recording. There's elegance ...read more
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