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  • January. 13, 2011
    Mercury News: Joshua Redman goes solo in Bay Area

    Berkeley native Joshua Redman is in the Bay Area this week to perform two shows: a solo set at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga and a quartet show at Zellerbach Hall in his hometown of Berkeley on Saturday, January 22. In advance of the rare solo show, Redman spoke with the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Gilbert about what goes in to going it alone on stage.

     

    "This is only my fourth solo performance ever, and it's going to be challenge," Redman tells Gilbert. "I don't know this space, and the acoustics of the room play a big part in my musical choices.

     

    "I'm thinking of playing tunes that are associated with Miles—'My Funny Valentine,' 'Kind of Blue,' 'In a Silent Way,' 'Sketches of Spain.' The challenge is to keep it interesting, and to try to find that balance between improvisation and thematic unity."

     

    Gilbert says of Redman: "Best known for his burly tenor saxophone work, he's become one of jazz's most eloquent improvisers on the soprano sax in recent years."

     

    Read the complete article at mercurynews.com.

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on January 13, 2011

Berkeley native Joshua Redman is in the Bay Area this week to perform two shows: a solo set at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga and a quartet show at Zellerbach Hall in his hometown of Berkeley on Saturday, January 22. In advance of the rare solo show, Redman spoke with the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Gilbert about what goes in to going it alone on stage.

 

"This is only my fourth solo performance ever, and it's going to be challenge," Redman tells Gilbert. "I don't know this space, and the acoustics of the room play a big part in my musical choices.

 

"I'm thinking of playing tunes that are associated with Miles—'My Funny Valentine,' 'Kind of Blue,' 'In a Silent Way,' 'Sketches of Spain.' The challenge is to keep it interesting, and to try to find that balance between improvisation and thematic unity."

 

Gilbert says of Redman: "Best known for his burly tenor saxophone work, he's become one of jazz's most eloquent improvisers on the soprano sax in recent years."

 

Read the complete article at mercurynews.com.

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