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Joshua Redman Trio Takes Tour to Village Vanguard; NY Times: “A Skill Set Wired for Direct Connection”

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  • October. 31, 2014
    Joshua Redman Trio Takes Tour to Village Vanguard; NY Times: “A Skill Set Wired for Direct Connection”

    The Joshua Redman Trio, featuring Reuben Rogers on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums, which can be heard on Redman's recent Nonesuch Records release, Trios Live, plays a six-night run at the famed Village Vanguard in New York City, October 28 through November 2, 2014, with two sets each night. It's one of a series multi-night residencies throughout the US in the fall, including a four-night run at the Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis the following week.

     

    The New York Times music critic Nate Chinen, in his review of Tuesday's opening set, runs through some of "the attributes that have kept Joshua Redman within a rare tier of jazz prominence for the last 20 years"—"warmly agreeable sound on tenor saxophone," "brisk fluency on the instrument," "energetic composure as a bandleader,” “articulate grace as a composer and arranger"—before settling on the "diligence, sensitivity and a kind of implicit trust" with his audience that helps set the saxophonist apart from his peers.

     

    And at the Vanguard, says Chinen, the crowd "locked into his frequency immediately," from the first track, “Hutchhiker’s Guide,” which "established a baseline spirit of joy" for the evening, through the final notes of the trio's take on Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean."

     

    "The dimensions of the band’s sound had carried beautifully through the room," Chinen concludes, "but at that moment, it could have slayed on a subway platform, with the same hollering response."

     

    Read the complete concert review at nytimes.com.

     

    Following two sets with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra in Europe in mid-November, Joshua Redman rejoins his Trio for shows in Grand Rapids and Chicago. For all the tour details, visit the tour page here.

     

    To pick up a copy of Trios Live, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a free MP3 download of the complete album at checkout.

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The Joshua Redman Trio, featuring Reuben Rogers on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums, which can be heard on Redman's recent Nonesuch Records release, Trios Live, plays a six-night run at the famed Village Vanguard in New York City, October 28 through November 2, 2014, with two sets each night. It's one of a series multi-night residencies throughout the US in the fall, including a four-night run at the Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis the following week.

 

The New York Times music critic Nate Chinen, in his review of Tuesday's opening set, runs through some of "the attributes that have kept Joshua Redman within a rare tier of jazz prominence for the last 20 years"—"warmly agreeable sound on tenor saxophone," "brisk fluency on the instrument," "energetic composure as a bandleader,” “articulate grace as a composer and arranger"—before settling on the "diligence, sensitivity and a kind of implicit trust" with his audience that helps set the saxophonist apart from his peers.

 

And at the Vanguard, says Chinen, the crowd "locked into his frequency immediately," from the first track, “Hutchhiker’s Guide,” which "established a baseline spirit of joy" for the evening, through the final notes of the trio's take on Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean."

 

"The dimensions of the band’s sound had carried beautifully through the room," Chinen concludes, "but at that moment, it could have slayed on a subway platform, with the same hollering response."

 

Read the complete concert review at nytimes.com.

 

Following two sets with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra in Europe in mid-November, Joshua Redman rejoins his Trio for shows in Grand Rapids and Chicago. For all the tour details, visit the tour page here.

 

To pick up a copy of Trios Live, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a free MP3 download of the complete album at checkout.

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