News & Reviews
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
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."
- Monday, July 1, 2013
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
MoodSwing, originally released in 1994, was Redman's first album with his own band—pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade—and all original tunes. It is available again both on CD and in a double-LP, 180-gram vinyl reissue with CD. "Redman finds ingenious ways of creating a mode of acoustic jazz that is both entertaining and enlightening," said Entertainment Weekly. "MoodSwing plays like an artistic journey."
Joshua Redman, saxophone
Brad Mehldau, piano
Christian McBride, bass
Brian Blade, drums
Produced by Matt Pierson
Recorded and Mixed by James Farber
Recorded March 8-10, 1994, at Power Station, NYC
Mixed at Power Station and at The Hit Factory, NYC
Assistant Engineers: Tony Black and Rory Romano
Mastered by Greg Calbi and Scott Hull at Masterdisk, NYC
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Zeitlin
Christian McBride appears courtesy of Verve Records
All songs written by Joshua Redman
Original Art Direction and Design: Tom Recchion and Jeri Heiden
LP Design Adaptation: Alice Arnold
Cover photo: Marc Hom