News & Reviews
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Joshua Redman, whose latest album, Walking Shadows, was released this week, kicks off a tour of Europe with his Quartet, featuring Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums in Le Mans, France, tonight, followed by additional stops in France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Germany. Redman also heads to the UK to perform with bassist Christian McBride at Wigmore Hall in London. He returns to the States for a June 4 show at NYC's Town Hall with the quartet featured on Walking Shadows—Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Brian Blade—and an orchestra.
- Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Joshua Redman's "Walking Shadows" Out Now; "Unmitigated Triumph, One of the Jazz Discs of the Year" (Buffalo News)
Walking Shadows, Joshua Redman’s first recording to include an orchestral ensemble, is out now. Its core ensemble is a quartet featuring Brad Mehldau, who produced the album, Larry Grenadier, and Brian Blade. Walking Shadows includes original tunes from both Redman and Mehldau along with works by a wide range of composers, like John Mayer and Pino Palladino, Kern and Hammerstein, and Lennon and McCartney. The album is "never less than exceptionally beautiful," exclaims Buffalo News, an "unmitigated triumph ... one of the jazz discs of the year." MusicOMH concurs, suggesting this "gorgeous" album "will prove to be one of the year’s most satisfying jazz listens."
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