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Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau's Debut Duo Album, "Nearness," Out Now

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  • September. 08, 2016
    Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau's Debut Duo Album, "Nearness," Out Now

    Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau's Nearness, the longtime friends' and collaborators' first duo album, is out now on Nonesuch. A selection of duets recorded live during their recent European tour, Nearness is available on iTunes, Amazon, and in the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout, and the 96kHz/24bit HD digital album is available to purchase.

     

    "Magic always seems to happen when saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau play together," exclaims Mojo magazine. "They create a special telepathic musical synergy in each other’s company."

     

    BBC Music magazine gives the album a perfect five stars, explaining: "The pair are so well matched. Both are extraordinary, scintillating improvisers bursting with energy, yet they have great ears for one another."

     

    Redman and Mehldau take their magic back out on the road this month, performing in select US cities in September and October before heading to Asia, Australia, and Europe. See below for the currently scheduled duo dates; for all the latest, visit the tour page.

     

    Brad Mehldau first came to prominence as a member Joshua Redman's quartet in the 1990s before becoming a bandleader himself. The pair first reunited in 2010 when Redman was featured on Mehldau's album Highway Rider. In 2013, Mehldau was featured as a performer and producer on Redman's Walking Shadows.

     

    "It's like one of those friendships where you don't see someone for a long stretch and then you fall right back where you left off," Mehldau told the Ottawa Citizen when he and Redman performed at the city's jazz festival in 2011. According to the Citizen's Peter Hum, these two friends are "among the most potent and influential jazz instrumentalists of their generation, and what Mehldau calls 'picking up' is in fact world-class improvising before rapt audiences."

     

     

    JOSHUA REDMAN & BRAD MEHLDAU ON TOUR

    Sep 23 Krannert Center Urbana, IL
    Sep 24 Dalton Center Recital Hall Kalamazoo, MI
    Sep 25&26 Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
    Sep 30 Rose Theater, Lincoln Center New York, NY
    Oct 2 The Broad Stage Santa Monica, CA
    Oct 6–9 Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center* San Francisco, CA
         
    Oct 12&13 Blue Note Tokyo, JAPAN
    Oct 14 Cotton Club Tokyo, JAPAN
    Oct 15 LG Arts Center Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
    Oct 16 JZ Festival Shanghai, CHINA
         
    Oct 19 The Concourse Chatswood, AUSTRALIA
    Oct 21 Melbourne Festival Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
    Oct 23 Queensland Performing Arts Centre Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
    Oct 31 Victoria Hall Geneva, SWITZERLAND
         
    Nov 2 Jazznojazz Festival Zurich, SWITZERLAND
    Nov 3 Teatro Regio Parma, ITALY
    Nov 4 Jazzfest Berlin Berlin, GERMANY
    Nov 5 Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg, FRANCE
    Nov 6 BASF-Feierabendhaus Ludwigshafen, GERMANY
    Nov 8 Roma Jazz Festival Rome, ITALY
    Nov 9 Philharmonie Essen Essen, GERMANY
    Nov 11 Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Nov 12 London Jazz Festival London, UK
    Nov 13 Auditorium de Lyon Lyon, FRANCE
    Nov 14 Philharmonie Paris Paris, FRANCE
         

    *Highway Rider w/Brad Mehldau Trio, Mark Guiliana & orchestra

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Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau's Nearness, the longtime friends' and collaborators' first duo album, is out now on Nonesuch. A selection of duets recorded live during their recent European tour, Nearness is available on iTunes, Amazon, and in the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout, and the 96kHz/24bit HD digital album is available to purchase.

 

"Magic always seems to happen when saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau play together," exclaims Mojo magazine. "They create a special telepathic musical synergy in each other’s company."

 

BBC Music magazine gives the album a perfect five stars, explaining: "The pair are so well matched. Both are extraordinary, scintillating improvisers bursting with energy, yet they have great ears for one another."

 

Redman and Mehldau take their magic back out on the road this month, performing in select US cities in September and October before heading to Asia, Australia, and Europe. See below for the currently scheduled duo dates; for all the latest, visit the tour page.

 

Brad Mehldau first came to prominence as a member Joshua Redman's quartet in the 1990s before becoming a bandleader himself. The pair first reunited in 2010 when Redman was featured on Mehldau's album Highway Rider. In 2013, Mehldau was featured as a performer and producer on Redman's Walking Shadows.

 

"It's like one of those friendships where you don't see someone for a long stretch and then you fall right back where you left off," Mehldau told the Ottawa Citizen when he and Redman performed at the city's jazz festival in 2011. According to the Citizen's Peter Hum, these two friends are "among the most potent and influential jazz instrumentalists of their generation, and what Mehldau calls 'picking up' is in fact world-class improvising before rapt audiences."

 

 

JOSHUA REDMAN & BRAD MEHLDAU ON TOUR

Sep 23 Krannert Center Urbana, IL
Sep 24 Dalton Center Recital Hall Kalamazoo, MI
Sep 25&26 Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
Sep 30 Rose Theater, Lincoln Center New York, NY
Oct 2 The Broad Stage Santa Monica, CA
Oct 6–9 Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center* San Francisco, CA
     
Oct 12&13 Blue Note Tokyo, JAPAN
Oct 14 Cotton Club Tokyo, JAPAN
Oct 15 LG Arts Center Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Oct 16 JZ Festival Shanghai, CHINA
     
Oct 19 The Concourse Chatswood, AUSTRALIA
Oct 21 Melbourne Festival Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Oct 23 Queensland Performing Arts Centre Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Oct 31 Victoria Hall Geneva, SWITZERLAND
     
Nov 2 Jazznojazz Festival Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Nov 3 Teatro Regio Parma, ITALY
Nov 4 Jazzfest Berlin Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 5 Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg, FRANCE
Nov 6 BASF-Feierabendhaus Ludwigshafen, GERMANY
Nov 8 Roma Jazz Festival Rome, ITALY
Nov 9 Philharmonie Essen Essen, GERMANY
Nov 11 Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Nov 12 London Jazz Festival London, UK
Nov 13 Auditorium de Lyon Lyon, FRANCE
Nov 14 Philharmonie Paris Paris, FRANCE
     

*Highway Rider w/Brad Mehldau Trio, Mark Guiliana & orchestra

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