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    Nonesuch releases SFJAZZ Collective’s second album—SFJAZZ Collective 2—on March 14, 2006. Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Joshua Redman—whom The Los Angeles Times has called “one of the most vital figures in jazz of the new century”—created the SFJAZZ Collective with the San Francisco Jazz Organization (SFJAZZ) two years ago. The resident and touring ensemble is composed of eight musicians/composers drawn from the top ranks of today’s jazz artists. Each year, the ensemble performs an entirely new list of works, consisting of compositions by a modern jazz master and one new piece by each of the eight Collective members (commissioned by SFJAZZ).

    The group’s first commercial recording, SFJAZZ Collective, was released by Nonesuch in 2005 and included original compositions as well as songs by Ornette Coleman (in arrangements by Gil Goldstein). That same year, the second incarnation of the Collective—with Joshua Redman (saxophone/artistic director), Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Nicholas Payton (trumpet), Renee Rosnes (piano), Miguel Zenón (alto sax/flute), Matt Penman (bass), Isaac Smith (trombone), and Eric Harland (drums)—toured the U.S., playing original compositions by group members as well as works by jazz icon John Coltrane, newly arranged by Goldstein. Selections from that season comprise SFJAZZ Collective 2.

    The 2006 SFJAZZ Collective line-up includes returning members Joshua Redman, Bobby Hutcherson, Nicholas Payton, Miguel Zenón, Renee Rosnes, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland, plus newcomer Andre Hayward on trombone.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone, marimba
    Joshua Redman, tenor & soprano saxophones, artistic director
    Nicholas Payton, trumpet
    Miguel Zenón, alto saxophone, flute
    Isaac Smith, trombone
    Renee Rosnes, piano
    Matt Penman, bass
    Eric Harland, drums

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Jeff Cressman
    Co-produced by Joshua Redman
    Recorded and mixed by Jeff Cressman
    Additional recording by Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Ranch, Christopher Willis at Chicago Symphony Center, and Saundra Palmer-Grassi at Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
    Associate Producer: Laura Evans

    Design by Doyle Partners
    Photography by Jay Blakesberg

    Executive Producer: Randall Kline

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 (All day)
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79930

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Nonesuch releases SFJAZZ Collective’s second album—SFJAZZ Collective 2—on March 14, 2006. Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Joshua Redman—whom The Los Angeles Times has called “one of the most vital figures in jazz of the new century”—created the SFJAZZ Collective with the San Francisco Jazz Organization (SFJAZZ) two years ago. The resident and touring ensemble is composed of eight musicians/composers drawn from the top ranks of today’s jazz artists. Each year, the ensemble performs an entirely new list of works, consisting of compositions by a modern jazz master and one new piece by each of the eight Collective members (commissioned by SFJAZZ).

The group’s first commercial recording, SFJAZZ Collective, was released by Nonesuch in 2005 and included original compositions as well as songs by Ornette Coleman (in arrangements by Gil Goldstein). That same year, the second incarnation of the Collective—with Joshua Redman (saxophone/artistic director), Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Nicholas Payton (trumpet), Renee Rosnes (piano), Miguel Zenón (alto sax/flute), Matt Penman (bass), Isaac Smith (trombone), and Eric Harland (drums)—toured the U.S., playing original compositions by group members as well as works by jazz icon John Coltrane, newly arranged by Goldstein. Selections from that season comprise SFJAZZ Collective 2.

The 2006 SFJAZZ Collective line-up includes returning members Joshua Redman, Bobby Hutcherson, Nicholas Payton, Miguel Zenón, Renee Rosnes, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland, plus newcomer Andre Hayward on trombone.

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In their second season, Joshua Redman and his all-star ensemble, including trumpeter Nicholas Payton and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, explore John Coltrane’s work. The New York Times proclaimed it one of the year’s best, “a vivid and engaging jazz outing.”

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MUSICIANS
Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone, marimba
Joshua Redman, tenor & soprano saxophones, artistic director
Nicholas Payton, trumpet
Miguel Zenón, alto saxophone, flute
Isaac Smith, trombone
Renee Rosnes, piano
Matt Penman, bass
Eric Harland, drums

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Jeff Cressman
Co-produced by Joshua Redman
Recorded and mixed by Jeff Cressman
Additional recording by Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Ranch, Christopher Willis at Chicago Symphony Center, and Saundra Palmer-Grassi at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Associate Producer: Laura Evans

Design by Doyle Partners
Photography by Jay Blakesberg

Executive Producer: Randall Kline