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Berkeley's Joshua Redman soars in Yoshi's homecoming (Contra Costa Times)

on April 03, 2009

Bay Area native Joshua Redman played close to home when he and his Trio, featuring bassist Matt Penman and drummer Greg Hutchinson, performed songs from his latest albums Compass and Back East at Yohi's in Oakland on Thursday, the start of a four-night residency at the club.

 

"It seems passé to rave about Joshua Redman in 2009," writes Contra Costa Times' Jim Harrington in his review of the concert, with Redman having garnered so much acclaim so early in his career.

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KUTV Previews Redman Quartet's Zellerbach Show

on April 02, 2009

Joshua Redman, a Berkeley native, performs close to home on Saturday when he and his Quartet, featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reginald Veal and drummer Gregory Hutchinson, give a concert at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall, featuring music from his latest album, Compass.

Local TV station KTVU previews the concert with a look back at Redman's links to the area and his becoming "one of the leading jazz voices of his generation," says KTVU. "His latest effort Compass delves further into his piano-less trio concept but expanded the sound with an experimental double-trio approach that recalls

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Redman "Doing His Best Work Yet" (Mercury News)

on April 02, 2009

oshua Redman and his trio, featuring Matt Penman on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on bass, are set to play a number of shows in his native Bay Area in the days ahead, performing at Yoshi's in Oakland through Sunday and at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz on Monday.

 

"Joshua Redman keeps moving forward," says the San Jose Mercury News music critic Richard Scheinin in a preview of the upcoming concerts. "At age 40 when most musicians are busy repeating themselves saxophonist Joshua Redman is plowing new ground. His recent tunes come at the listener from oblique angles and latch on.

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Joshua Redman Talks to JazzTimes About "Compass"

on March 01, 2009

Joshua Redman spoke with JazzTimes about his new album, Compass, which features a ready-for-anything lineup—bassists Larry Grenadier and Reuben Rogers and drummers Brian Blade and Gregory Hutchinson—stretching the shape of the trio setting, on the most audacious of these tracks, performing with the entire lineup in a double-trio configuration.

 

"Joshua Redman didn’t set out to make a double-trio record, but once that notion entered his head, the tenor and soprano saxophonist knew he would have to go ahead and give it a try," writes JazzTimes' Jeff Tamarkin. "The result, Compass (Nonesuch),

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Joshua Redman Takes Trio to New Heights on "Compass" (Glide)

on February 23, 2009

Joshua Redman talks with Glide magazine about his new album, Compass, and its particular double-trio format and "the thought processes before, during and after the new album was recorded, without destroying the mystery at the heart of his music," writes Glide's Doug Collette.

 

"Joshua Redman returned to the acoustic realm of modern jazz in 2007 with Back East where his playing carried a definite sense of breaking free from preconceptions, self-imposed and otherwise," writes Collette. "The saxophonist’s new album Compass extends that sensation of abandon in no uncertain terms."

 

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