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  • March. 13, 2018

    Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and trumpeter Ron Miles for Still Dreaming—an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman's 1976–1987 band, Old and New Dreams—due on Nonesuch Records May 25, 2018. Along with the senior Redman, Old and New Dreams featured an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators—cornetist Don Cherry, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Ed Blackwell—who continued pushing musical boundaries as they had with Coleman even after their former bandleader moved in a new direction. Still Dreaming features six new compositions by the new


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  • December. 07, 2016

    Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau were featured on PBS NewsHour yesterday, the day they were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for their recently released debut duo album, Nearness. The longtime friends, collaborators, and Nonesuch Records label mates spoke with NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about making music together, or, as the show says, "how a passion for improvisation can make beautiful music."

     

    "Jazz is all about vulnerability," Redman tells Brown, "because we're improvising. We're not coming to the bandstand with a preconceived notion of what we're going to play.


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  • December. 06, 2016

    Nearness, Joshua Redman's debut duo album with longtime friend, collaborator, and Nonesuch Records label mate Brad Mehldau, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS.

     

    Nearness was recorded live on tour in Europe in 2011. "The pair are so well matched," says BBC Music Magazine. "Both are extraordinary, scintillating improvisers bursting with energy, yet they have great ears for one another." Mojo says: "They create a


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