Joshua Redman / Brad Mehldau / Christian McBride / Brian Blade RoundAgain Nonesuch Go back through your jazz collection and marvel at the “supergroups” – John Coltrane and Miles Davis together, or Coltrane and Monk, Art Blakey tutoring a young Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Charles Mingus performing together as one of the […]
Joshua Redman Quartet Come What May Nonesuch In the two decades since the Joshua Redman Quartet last recorded together their leader has gone in all directions as featured soloist, cameo artist and collaborator (The Bad Plus, Brad Mehldau) working with tone and timbre to shape his playing and songwriting.
Last night I sat down with a good book, a nice drink and a copy of Brad Mehldau’s solo piano record, Live in Tokyo. I loved this album when it was released – nearly ten years ago now. And I loved most things Mehldau was doing or had done – his trio records, solo recordings, […]
Credit where it’s due, over the last few years the Wellington Jazz Quartet has brought out at least one great act every year, often more – but the headliner/s have not disappointed, that’s for sure. And so it was with Joshua Redman a couple of years back. Look, truth be told, I wasn’t that much […]
Joshua Redman Trios Live Nonesuch There’s never been any argument around Joshua Redman’s abilities – that flawless technique. But what’s very clear is he’s growing into the sound now, filling up the big shoes and stepping up. Maybe it’s his recent visit here, and the clinic – veritable masterclass – that he and his quartet […]
Joshua Redman Quartet Opera House, Wellington Thursday, June 5 There were no fears that American saxophonist Joshua Redman might be too polished, a bit too clean – not with the interplay from this stunning quartet. We’re lucky to see such talent of course, but where Redman can at times seem sedate on record, here he […]
Joshua Redman is performing as part of this year’s Wellington Jazz Festival. As one of the international headliners he will perform with The Joshua Redman Quartet on Thursday, June 5, 8pm at the Wellington Opera House. I have one double-pass to the show for one lucky Off The Tracks reader. To be in to win […]
Joshua Redman is coming to Wellington with his quartet, a group comprised of Aaron Goldberg on piano, Gregory Hutchinson on drums, Reuben Rogers on bass and Redman on tenor, alto and soprano saxophones. It’s one of many musical projects that Redman juggles; the group first started playing together “around 15 years ago”. The “reunited” Joshua Redman […]