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James Farm Launches Tour of Bay Area

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  • May. 20, 2012
    James Farm Launches Tour of Bay Area

    James Farm launches a tour of the Bay Area, Berkeley-born Joshua Redman's home turf, with a performance at the Napa Valley Opera House on Wednesday, followed by two sets at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz Thursday, and a full weekend of shows at Yoshi's Oakland through Sunday. From there, the group heads across the Pacific to Japan for a four-night run at the Blue Note in Tokyo. James Farm reunites later this summer for a concert at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, where Redman is the festival's Artist-in-Residence.

     

    In advance of this week's Bay Area concerts, the band is the subject of feature articles in the San Jose Mercury News, which calls Penman and Harland "one of the era's definitive rhythm sections," and in the San Francisco Chronicle, which spoke with Redman, Harland, and Penman about the group's origins, how its collaborative nature works, and what to expect on tour.

     

    "The last tour we did, we pretty much were playing all these tunes from memory," Redman tells the Chronicle's Lee HIldebrand. "When we play again - we all do so many different things - it's possible we might break out some music."

     

    "We complement each other very well and have a type of intuitiveness with the way we play with each other," Harland says. "That's something that takes years to develop, so it's amazing that we kind of have that already, even though we don't tour that often."

     

    Read the complete article at sfgate.com.

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on May 20, 2012

James Farm launches a tour of the Bay Area, Berkeley-born Joshua Redman's home turf, with a performance at the Napa Valley Opera House on Wednesday, followed by two sets at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz Thursday, and a full weekend of shows at Yoshi's Oakland through Sunday. From there, the group heads across the Pacific to Japan for a four-night run at the Blue Note in Tokyo. James Farm reunites later this summer for a concert at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, where Redman is the festival's Artist-in-Residence.

 

In advance of this week's Bay Area concerts, the band is the subject of feature articles in the San Jose Mercury News, which calls Penman and Harland "one of the era's definitive rhythm sections," and in the San Francisco Chronicle, which spoke with Redman, Harland, and Penman about the group's origins, how its collaborative nature works, and what to expect on tour.

 

"The last tour we did, we pretty much were playing all these tunes from memory," Redman tells the Chronicle's Lee HIldebrand. "When we play again - we all do so many different things - it's possible we might break out some music."

 

"We complement each other very well and have a type of intuitiveness with the way we play with each other," Harland says. "That's something that takes years to develop, so it's amazing that we kind of have that already, even though we don't tour that often."

 

Read the complete article at sfgate.com.

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