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Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau: Nearness

Read "Nearness" reviewed by Doug Collette

Brilliant musicians don't always make brilliant music when they collaborate and while that's sometimes been the case with pianist Brad Mehldau and saxophonist Joshua Redman, on the duo concert recordings that make up the appropriately-titled Nearness, they live up to their elevated pedigree. And that's individual as well as shared cachet: Mehldau spent a fair amount ...

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Tine Bruhn: Nearness

Read "Nearness" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A curve ball can be the cause of consternation but it can also go the other way, ending up as a serendipitous game changer. Such was the case with the initial meeting between vocalist Tine Bruhn and pianist Johnny O'Neal. Both figures first encountered one another in the summer of 2011, when Bruhn's steady pianist backed ...

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Tine Bruhn: Nearness

Read "Nearness" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

With the rapid evolution of jazz in the past generation, a simple performance approach offers the benefit of showing from where we have come. Denmark-cum-New York City native vocalist Tine Bruhn joins pianist Johnny O'Neal (late of drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and vibraphonist Milt Jackson's band) and saxophonist Stacy Dillard for a collection of ten ...