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Live Review

Joshua Redman: A MoodSwing Reunion at Hill Auditorium

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A MoodSwing Reunion Hill Auditorium University Musical Society's Jazz Series Ann Arbor, Michigan April 21, 2022 Back in the '80s and '90s, all the big record labels were pouring boat loads of cash into a younger generation of jazz wannabes that eventually became known as the Young Lions. In hindsight, the return on their investments was somewhat less than desirable, with many names to sink far below the radar of the record buying public ...

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Year in Review

R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2020

Read "R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2020" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Everyone knows how odd 2020 was. Nonetheless, artists around the globe put out some outstanding music as struggles to meet the new challenges continued. Creativity reigns supreme. There was a lot of music I didn't get to here, but here are some recordings that registered high marks. Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian BladeRoundAgain Nonesuch Fahir Atakoglu For Love Republic Records Artemis

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Radio & Podcasts

Legacy Saxophone from Joshua Redman and Ravi Coltrane

Read "Legacy Saxophone from Joshua Redman and Ravi Coltrane" reviewed by Russell Perry


Dewey Redman (1931-2006) and John Coltrane (1926-1967) are giants in jazz history. Their sons Joshua Redman (born 1969) and Ravi Coltrane (born 1965) are among the most prominent tenors playing today. Has there ever been another time in jazz history when two of the most admired players are children of jazz masters? And it is even more extraordinary that both sets of fathers and sons all are great tenor players. Joshua Redman and Ravi Coltrane in this hour of Jazz ...

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Album Review

Joshua Redman + Brad Mehldau + Christian McBride + Brian Blade: RoundAgain

Read "RoundAgain" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


None of these men requires introducing to anyone who has even remotely followed the contemporary jazz scene at any point over the past thirty years. Their respective bodies of work have guided and represented jazz throughout the last decades and continue to set the benchmark for original composing and improvising today. 26 years after their much-lauded debut, Moodswing (Warner Bros., 1994) as the Joshua Redman Quartet, they've reconvened for a second set of music which sounds just as fresh today ...

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Album Review

Joshua Redman: RoundAgain

Read "RoundAgain" reviewed by Robert Middleton


A return to the quartet from saxophonist Joshua Redman's Moodswing (Warner Bros., 1994). Yes, 26 years has passed. A great album a generation ago.   RoundAgain is a reunion of masters: Redman with pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. Each at the very top of their games and their respective domains. Sax, piano, bass, and drums. Holy shit, could you assemble a band better than this one? Modern masters, now in their middle years (50's) are ...

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Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2

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Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 2-6, 2019 The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with the usual dazzling array of musical offerings. And a few that were unusual: including concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of ECM Records (founder Manfred Eicher was awarded the Bruce Lundvall Award, presented annually to a non-musician who has left a mark on the world of jazz or contributed to the development of the ...

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Album Review

Joshua Redman: Still Dreaming

Read "Still Dreaming" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Joshua Redman has been developing and leading a quartet that features: Ron Miles on cornet, Scott Colley on bass and Brian Blade on drums. Redman formed the quartet to explore its sonic possibilities and to pay homage to Old and New Dreams, a band that featured his father, Dewey Redman, on tenor saxophone. That ideal is portrayed on his latest release, Still Dreaming. The quartet presents eight tracks that are full of energetic improvisation with a cohesion of elastic risk ...


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