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Joshua Redman Joins Alabama Symphony for Avner Dorman Concerto Premiere

on October 29, 2010

Joshua Redman joined the Alabama Symphony Orchestra on Thursday for a program that featured the world premiere of Avner Dorman's Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra.

 

"The circumstances for the premiere could not have been more auspicious—an orchestra with a recent ASCAP award for adventurous programming, a renowned jazz saxophonist making his debut as an orchestral soloist, and a series known for success in areas most symphony orchestras fear to tread," writes the Birmingham News' Michael Huebner.

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Redman Trio Gives "Utterly Captivating" Show in Atlanta

on October 25, 2010

The Joshua Redman Trio—featuring Reuben Rogers on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums—performed what Arts ATL's Jon Ross calls "an utterly captivating trio concert" at Spivey Hall in Atlanta on Saturday.

 

"This current lineup is a modern band in all senses of the word, performing free-flowing music that is based in swing and bebop but is built on an enhanced harmonic lexicon. During the show, neither Redman nor his bandmates were confined to a single style," says Ross.

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Redman Trio Launches Four-Night Run at Blues Alley in DC

on October 15, 2010

The Joshua Redman Trio— featuring Gregory Hutchinson on drums and Reuben Rodgers on bass—kicked off a four-night residency at the Blues Alley in Washington, DC, Thursday night.

 

"If it's pedigree you want, Joshua Redman has it," writes the Washington Post's Aaron Leitko in a review of the opening-night set. "The San Francisco-based saxophonist player is the son of another horn player, Dewey Redman, a bona-fide jazz great who performed alongside Keith Jarrett and Ornette Coleman. But as a performer and composer, Redman's parentage lies elsewhere. He's really a child of Sonny Rollins."

 

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Eclectic jazzman Redman goes back to basics

on October 01, 2010

The Joshua Redman Trio—featuring bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—launches a four-night run at Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis Wednesday night. In advance of the concerts, Redman is the subject of a profile in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

 

"Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman could never be accused of standing still artistically," writes the Post-Dispatch's Calvin Wilson. "Redman earned critical kudos for his 2007 album, Back East, whose title cleverly nodded to the classic Sonny Rollins trio album, Way Out West. On his latest disc, Compass (2009), Redman ups the ante on some

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Redman Double Trio Exudes "Sheer Joy, Exhilaration" at Copenhagen Jazz Fest

on July 08, 2010

Joshua Redman brought his Double Trio—bassists Reuben Rogers and Matt Penman and drummers Gregory Hutchinson and Bill Stewart—to the Copenhagen Jazzhouse for two nights as part of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. It's a format he introduced on his latest album, 2009's Compass.

 

"With the Double Trio, Redman has unleashed a band capable of communicating the sheer joy and exhilaration of live music-making as vividly and completely as any I have ever heard," writes London Jazz News' Sebastian Scotney. "It is a band which puts Redman's wish to communicate with an audience in a perfect setting.

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