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Redman Makes "Most Riveting, Daring Statement of His Career" on "Compass" (PopMatters)

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  • January. 23, 2009
    Redman Makes "Most Riveting, Daring Statement of His Career" on "Compass" (PopMatters)

    "Joshua Redman is not trying to make a statement," writes PopMatters' Will Layman in an extensive article on Redman. "But, you might argue, the saxophonist’s intentions are often to no avail. With his new recording, Compass, Redman set out to make a second consecutive album of saxophone trio music, but the project would end up featuring a 'double trio' on many tracks—an innovative arrangement with two bass players and two drummers playing at the same time. It is the most riveting and daring statement of Redman’s career."

     

    Read Layman's analysis of the new album, where it fits into Redman's career and the larger context of jazz today, and thoughts from his conversation with Redman at popmatters.com.

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"Joshua Redman is not trying to make a statement," writes PopMatters' Will Layman in an extensive article on Redman. "But, you might argue, the saxophonist’s intentions are often to no avail. With his new recording, Compass, Redman set out to make a second consecutive album of saxophone trio music, but the project would end up featuring a 'double trio' on many tracks—an innovative arrangement with two bass players and two drummers playing at the same time. It is the most riveting and daring statement of Redman’s career."

 

Read Layman's analysis of the new album, where it fits into Redman's career and the larger context of jazz today, and thoughts from his conversation with Redman at popmatters.com.

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