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Track Listing

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1The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein)5:12
2East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) (Brooks Bowman)5:35
3Zarafah (Joshua Redman)7:58
4Indian Song (Wayne Shorter)6:10
5I'm an Old Cowhand (Johnny Mercer)6:06
6Wagon Wheel (Peter De Rose / William J. Hill)5:58
7Back East (Joshua Redman)6:40
8Mantra #5 (Joshua Redman)6:10
9Indonesia (Joshua Redman)4:41
10India (John Coltrane)4:55
11GJ (Dewey Redman)3:40

News & Reviews

  • Joshua Redman Quartet Launches US Fall Tour

    Joshua Redman and his Quartet kick off a cross-country tour of the United States with a performance at The Egg in Albany, New York, tonight, followed by stops in Boston, Philadelphia, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Urbana, Chicago, and Pittsburgh. "As accolades from jazz critic and the public continue to rain down on Redman, he doesn't stand still," says the Times Union, previewing tonight's tour opener. "What fans will see is one of the world's great musical minds at work, in a setting that is sure to have moments that surprise even Redman."

  • Joshua Redman's "Walking Shadows" a "Riveting Collection, Great Work of Art" (All About Jazz)

    Joshua Redman is "a musician of such intelligence and energy, who is so adaptable, that he easily finds a way to make himself at home in any given musical surrounding," writes All About Jazz in a review of his new album, Walking Shadows. "As such, Redman is perfectly suited to performing with large ensembles," as he does on the new album, a "riveting collection" and "an emotionally charged, wonderfully seamless slow burn of an album that is a great work of art." 

About this Album

Working in an acoustic-trio setting, Redman mixes originals with standards chosen in homage to the sax players who’ve inspired him, including his late father Dewey. The Washington Post calls this one of Redman’s “most revealing and rewarding releases.”


Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10), soprano saxophone (3, 6, 8)

Larry Grenadier, bass (1, 2, 8-11)
Ali Jackson, drums (1, 2, 8-11)
Christian McBride, bass (3, 4)
Brian Blade, drums (3, 4)
Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone (4)
Reuben Rogers, bass (5-7)
Eric Harland, drums (5-7)
Chris Cheek, soprano saxophone (8)
Dewey Redman, tenor saxophone (10), alto saxophone (11)

Produced by Joshua Redman
Recorded and Mixed by James A. Farber at Avatar Studios, New York, NY
Assistant Engineers: Brian Montgomery, Anthony Ruotolo
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Joe Lovano appears courtesy of Blue Note Records

All songs arranged by Joshua Redman, except “GJ,” by Dewey Redman

Design by John Gall
Photography by Michael Wilson

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