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Joshua Redman


Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. He was exposed at an early age to a variety of musics (jazz, classical, rock, soul, Indian, Indonesian, Middle-Eastern, African) and instruments (recorder, piano, guitar, gatham, gamelan), and began playing clarinet at age nine before switching to what became his primary instrument, the tenor saxophone, one year later. The early influences of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cannonball Adderley and his father, Dewey Redman, as well as The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, The Police and Led Zeppelin drew Joshua more deeply into music


Article: Album Review

Rachel Z: Sensual

Read "Sensual" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Whatever her impetus--be it the loss of her parents or peans to a shared sense of hearth, home and heaven--pianist/composer Rachel Z's thirteenth full length album, Sensual, bares a sincere, hopeful humanity. Buoyed by a sense of survival, Sensual opens as if it were a letter, closing with the Foo Fighters' crotch-kick raise-the-roof-'n-rile-'em-up “These ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Anthony Pirog, Les Paul, Ethan Philion and More

Read "Anthony Pirog, Les Paul, Ethan Philion and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show has electronics, guitarists, vintage Chicago avant work, and much more. Musicians heard include Anthony Pirog, Les Paul, Philip Cohran, Ethan Philion, and Bobby Hutcherson. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Jeremy Dutton “The ...


Article: Interview

A Conversation with Brad Mehldau

Read "A Conversation with Brad Mehldau" reviewed by AAJ Staff

This article was first published at All About Jazz in 2002. All About Jazz: Do you recall your first jazz record? Brad Mehldau: I think the first real jazz record I listened to was an Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass duo album, one of those Pablo things. A friend of my father's ...

Article: Album Review

Margherita Fava: Tatatu

Read "Tatatu" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Ventottenne veneta di formazione classica, la pianista Margherita Fava è stata fulminata dal jazz nel 2013, quasi per caso, e da allora ha coltivato la sua formazione in quella direzione, trasferendosi negli U.S.A. prima con una borsa di studio, poi stabilmente, insegnando. Ed è negli Stati Uniti, nell'Ohio, che ha registrato questo suo primo disco, prodotto ...


Article: Album Review

Yes! Trio: Spring Sings

Read "Spring Sings" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

With over twenty albums as leaders between them and two previous trio recordings including the widely acclaimed Groove Du Jour (jazz&people, 2019) the Yes! Trio--drummer Ali Jackson, bassist Omer Avital, and pianist Aaron Goldberg--light it up bright on Spring Sings!. An old school trio session, Spring Sings! is a jumpy (in a non-anxiety ridden ...


Article: Live Review

Joshua Redman Group At Gates Concert Hall

Read "Joshua Redman Group At Gates Concert Hall" reviewed by Steven Roby

Joshua Redman Group Gates Concert Hall Denver, Colorado March 1, 2024 A luminary of contemporary jazz, Joshua Redman graced Gates Concert Hall last Friday with his stellar group featuring Paul Cornish (piano), Philip Norris (bass), Nazir Ebo (drums), and the outstanding vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa. The 100-minute sold-out performance relied ...


Article: Opinion

When is a Jazz Festival (Not) a Jazz Festival?

Read "When is a Jazz Festival (Not) a Jazz Festival?" reviewed by John Kelman

This article was first published at All About Jazz on May 20, 2011. It's becoming almost pandemic for jazz festivals around the world to be challenged for deciding to broaden their programming into areas either peripherally related to jazz... or, in some cases, away from jazz entirely. Festivals like the near-iconic Montreux Jazz Festival, ...


Article: Live Review

Emmet Cohen Trio At Gates Concert Hall

Read "Emmet Cohen Trio At Gates Concert Hall" reviewed by Steven Roby

Emmet Cohen Trio June Swaner Gates Concert Hall Denver, CO February 3, 2024 Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night will keep Emmet Cohen fans from coming out to see him and his trio perform in concert. That was the case last Saturday night at the Newman ...


Article: Play This!

Joshua Redman: The Folks Who Live On The Hill

Read "Joshua Redman: The Folks Who Live On The Hill" reviewed by Scott Lichtman

While there's a long list of jazz performers recording with strings, it's unusual for those recordings to have the sheer elegance of tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman's “The Folks Who Live on the Hill." Featured on his Walking Shadows album, the tune's every melodic line has just the right amount of tone, range and redirection to qualify ...


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