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"Walking Shadows" Among "Jazz Discs of the Year" (Buffalo News)

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  • May. 06, 2013
    "Walking Shadows" Among "Jazz Discs of the Year" (Buffalo News)

    Joshua Redman's new album, Walking Shadows, is out this week. The album, produced by his friend and frequent collaborator Brad Mehldau, is Redman's first recording to include an orchestral ensemble, something that has historically been a challenge for some, but is far from the case for Walking Shadows, asserts the Buffalo News.

     

    The album "is sometimes exquisite and never less than exceptionally beautiful," exclaims Buffalo News reviewer Jeff Simon. "[I]t’s Redman’s purity as a player and his canniness at picking the repertoire here that make this one of the best of its kind in a very long time."

     

    That repertoire includes "jazz standards on the highest possible level" and "modern standards only a fool would argue with," says Simon. "But most impressive of all, Redman and Mehldau’s originals aren’t at all out of place in such Parnassian compositional company."

     

    Simon calls the resulting album an "unmitigated triumph ... One of the jazz discs of the year, to be sure, by year’s end."

     

    Read the complete album review at buffalonews.com.

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on May 06, 2013

Joshua Redman's new album, Walking Shadows, is out this week. The album, produced by his friend and frequent collaborator Brad Mehldau, is Redman's first recording to include an orchestral ensemble, something that has historically been a challenge for some, but is far from the case for Walking Shadows, asserts the Buffalo News.

 

The album "is sometimes exquisite and never less than exceptionally beautiful," exclaims Buffalo News reviewer Jeff Simon. "[I]t’s Redman’s purity as a player and his canniness at picking the repertoire here that make this one of the best of its kind in a very long time."

 

That repertoire includes "jazz standards on the highest possible level" and "modern standards only a fool would argue with," says Simon. "But most impressive of all, Redman and Mehldau’s originals aren’t at all out of place in such Parnassian compositional company."

 

Simon calls the resulting album an "unmitigated triumph ... One of the jazz discs of the year, to be sure, by year’s end."

 

Read the complete album review at buffalonews.com.

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