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Doug Webb: Back East

Read "Back East" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Back East, tenor saxophonist Doug Webb's second 2015 release for the Posi-Tone Records label, is not unlike a thirteen course meal in which every course is sublime, yet the portions are rather small and each dish is cleared quickly, leaving one with an intense desire for more of a particular flavor. Needless to say, there is ...

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Joshua Redman: Back East

Read "Back East" reviewed by Russ Musto

Saxophonist Joshua Redman's Back East is a multi-tiered concept album that simultaneously fêtes a person--Sonny Rollins; a place--the East--and a thing--the number three, while documenting the leader's continuing development as a saxophonist, composer and arranger. The date celebrates Rollins' classic Way Out West (OJC, 1957) somewhat ironically with its title and several songs associated with the ...

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Joshua Redman: Back East

Read "Back East" reviewed by John Kelman

For Back East, his first all-acoustic album in six years, saxophonist Joshua Redman returns from the west coast to the Big Apple, collaborating with a group of largely New York-based musicians. But the album's title refers to more than geographic relocation. A series of songs--original and otherwise--reflect an interest in Eastern harmonies and rhythms, with a ...