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Ottawa Citizen: Redman, Mehldau simply excellent

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  • June. 28, 2011
    Ottawa Citizen: Redman, Mehldau simply excellent

    Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau performed the first of two shows at the National Arts Centre Studio in Ottawa Monday night as part of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. The two " produced music of uncommon depth and simpatico," says the Ottawa Citizen's Doug Fischer in his review of the concert, titled "Redman, Mehldau simply excellent."

     

    "It's enough that the two musicians are among the towering figures of jazz over the past two decades," writes Fischer. "But they are also longtime friends, compatriots who share the musical ideals and sensibilities of their generation.

     

    "Over impressive solo careers, Mehldau and Redman have collaborated in a variety of settings over the years, and along the way developed a bag of duet strategies: listening and echoing, reflecting each other from a few beats away and then closing the gap, inserting detours into the music and challenging the other to follow.

     

    "There was plenty of that on display on Monday."

     

    Read the complete concert review at canada.com.

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on June 28, 2011

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau performed the first of two shows at the National Arts Centre Studio in Ottawa Monday night as part of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. The two " produced music of uncommon depth and simpatico," says the Ottawa Citizen's Doug Fischer in his review of the concert, titled "Redman, Mehldau simply excellent."

 

"It's enough that the two musicians are among the towering figures of jazz over the past two decades," writes Fischer. "But they are also longtime friends, compatriots who share the musical ideals and sensibilities of their generation.

 

"Over impressive solo careers, Mehldau and Redman have collaborated in a variety of settings over the years, and along the way developed a bag of duet strategies: listening and echoing, reflecting each other from a few beats away and then closing the gap, inserting detours into the music and challenging the other to follow.

 

"There was plenty of that on display on Monday."

 

Read the complete concert review at canada.com.

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