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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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James Farm to Play Vancouver Jazz Fest; Communication is Crucial

on June 24, 2010

James Farm—the collaborative band featuring Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland—performs at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts tomorrow night as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. In advance of the show, Redman spoke with Straight's Alexander Varty about the band, how it came to be, and what to expect from their music.

 

"Everybody in this band is a composer,” Redman tells Varty, “and all the decisions are made collectively.

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James Farm reveals its amazing potential at Kuumbwa (Mercury News)

on June 15, 2010

James Farm—the collaborative band featuring Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland—performed at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, California, Monday night.

 

The San Jose Mercury News' Richard Scheinin, reviewing the evening's second set, suggests that this band, "if it stays together and plays with any regularity, will be an important one."

 

Scheinin goes on to write: "Foundational textures and grooves are important, evolving through each song, making a landscape.

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