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Rolling Stone India: Joshau Redman Trio Completely Dazzling

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  • November. 01, 2010
    Rolling Stone India: Joshau Redman Trio Completely Dazzling

    The Joshua Redman Trio—featuring Gregory Hutchinson on drums and Matt Penman on bass—played two shows in Mumbai, India, in September, at the NCPA and the Blue Frog.

     

    "Joshua Redman's two shows in Mumbai were the finest in Mumbai in a long time," raves Rolling Stone India's Sunil Sampat. "Beyond category. This is an expression borrowed from Duke Ellington when he was describing a recording by Ella Fitzgerald that must have pleased him immensely."

     

    The two Mumbai shows, Sampat writes, "were indeed, 'beyond category.' It was arguably some of the finest jazz heard in Mumbai in a long time. I mean that in more than one way."

     

    The musicians were "a completely dazzling jazz trio," says Sampat. "What was remarkable about their combination was the exquisite balance in their playing throughout. One had feared that the saxophones (Redman played both Tenor and soprano) would dominate the sound. His playing was very sensitive to the sound of the drums and bass, thus resulting in a very democratic, equal opportunity combination. Again, each player had sufficient space to demonstrate his considerable dexterity."

     

    Read the complete review in the extensive article at rollingstoneindia.com.

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The Joshua Redman Trio—featuring Gregory Hutchinson on drums and Matt Penman on bass—played two shows in Mumbai, India, in September, at the NCPA and the Blue Frog.

 

"Joshua Redman's two shows in Mumbai were the finest in Mumbai in a long time," raves Rolling Stone India's Sunil Sampat. "Beyond category. This is an expression borrowed from Duke Ellington when he was describing a recording by Ella Fitzgerald that must have pleased him immensely."

 

The two Mumbai shows, Sampat writes, "were indeed, 'beyond category.' It was arguably some of the finest jazz heard in Mumbai in a long time. I mean that in more than one way."

 

The musicians were "a completely dazzling jazz trio," says Sampat. "What was remarkable about their combination was the exquisite balance in their playing throughout. One had feared that the saxophones (Redman played both Tenor and soprano) would dominate the sound. His playing was very sensitive to the sound of the drums and bass, thus resulting in a very democratic, equal opportunity combination. Again, each player had sufficient space to demonstrate his considerable dexterity."

 

Read the complete review in the extensive article at rollingstoneindia.com.

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