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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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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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