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Intimate Redman, Mehldau show a real winner (Times Union)

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  • April. 18, 2010
    Intimate Redman, Mehldau show a real winner (Times Union)

    Nonesuch Records label mates and longtime friends Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau performed an intimate duo set at Skidmore College's new Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, on Friday night.

     

    "The twosome played with an unerring touch—by turns delicate, blues-laden, strutting and hushed—yet with no less intensity than Redman brought to The Egg with his roiling double trio [last year]," writes the Albany Times Union's Greg Haymes in his review.

     

    "Mehldau is an acknowledged master of the piano, every bit Redman's equal. He launched Friday's concert with the lyrical 'The Falcon Will Fly Again," a soaring selection from his brand new double-album, Highway Rider. Redman laid back at first, and then leaned into his microphone with his soprano sax for a short blast of notes here and there, bobbing and weaving like a champion prizefighter, finding the space and filling with his robust tone. Soon, the two were flying in tandem, long streams of notes coalescing into one sound, as they each chased alternate melodies to the song's conclusion."

     

    Read the complete concert review at timesunion.com.

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Nonesuch Records label mates and longtime friends Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau performed an intimate duo set at Skidmore College's new Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, on Friday night.

 

"The twosome played with an unerring touch—by turns delicate, blues-laden, strutting and hushed—yet with no less intensity than Redman brought to The Egg with his roiling double trio [last year]," writes the Albany Times Union's Greg Haymes in his review.

 

"Mehldau is an acknowledged master of the piano, every bit Redman's equal. He launched Friday's concert with the lyrical 'The Falcon Will Fly Again," a soaring selection from his brand new double-album, Highway Rider. Redman laid back at first, and then leaned into his microphone with his soprano sax for a short blast of notes here and there, bobbing and weaving like a champion prizefighter, finding the space and filling with his robust tone. Soon, the two were flying in tandem, long streams of notes coalescing into one sound, as they each chased alternate melodies to the song's conclusion."

 

Read the complete concert review at timesunion.com.

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