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Redman Brings "Warm, Impassioned" Sax to Indianapolis (Indy Star)

on September 20, 2009

The Joshua Redman Trio—featuring bassist Matt Penman and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—performed songs from Redman's latest Nonesuch release, Compass, at Clowes Hall in Indianapolis on Saturday night.


"Redman has worked well with pianists in his fast-paced career but is currently wrapping both his troubles and his triumphs in pianoless dreams," writes Indy Star's Jay Harvey in his review of the concert. "Bassist Matt Penman and drummer Gregory Hutchinson provide all the complementary colors and interplay the leader could want. The title tune of current CD Compass displayed his warm,

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Joshua Redman at Montreal Jazz Festival (All About Jazz)

on July 08, 2009

Joshua Redman has performed two of three shows at the Monteral Jazz Festival, both at Gesú Centre de Créativité with a third to come at Place des Arts. On July 4, he performed with a new quartet featuring pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland. All About Jazz editor John Kelman asserts that "if its 80-minute set was any indication of how this group is going to sound with a few more dates under its collective belt, then this may well be one of the most exciting new acoustic jazz groups to emerge in recent years."


Redman "played with an uncharacteristically fierce

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Joshua Redman's "restless musical energy" (Montreal Gazette)

on July 03, 2009

Joshua Redman, whose latest album, Compass, features a double-trio line up of bassists Larry Grenadier and Reuben Rogers and drummers Brian Blade and Gregory Hutchinson, recently spoke with the Montreal Gazette's Juan Rodriguez about the album and much more in advance of his upcoming performances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.


"When it’s suggested to Joshua Redman that his latest album, Compass, may well represent a new artistic plateau for him—just the saxophonist accompanied by the rare set-up of two sets of standup-bass-and-drums," Rodriguez writes, Redman demurs, arguing

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Redman "Superb" at Melbourne Jazz Fest (The Age)

on May 02, 2009

Joshua Redman gave a master class followed by a performance at the Recital Centre in Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. The master class began with "an earnest discussion on the importance of listening," while the "superb" concert, featuring music from his latest two albums, Compass and Back East, "with brilliant clarity — demonstrated the art of listening in action," reports The Age's Jessica Nicholas.


"Unpredictable time-feels were also a key feature of Redman's set," says Nicholas, "adding an element of surprise to familiar tunes ('Surrey

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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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