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  • February 10, 2017

    The ECHO Jazz 2017 Award nominations have been announced by the German Recording Academy, and among the nominees are Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau their debut duo album, Nearness; drummer Jeff Ballard for the Brad Mehldau Trio's latest album, Blues and Ballads; drummer Antonio Sánchez for the Pat Metheny Unity Group album The Unity Sessions; and trumpeter Cuong Vu for the album Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny

  • December 7, 2016

    Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau were featured on PBS NewsHour yesterday, the day they were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for their debut duo album, Nearness. The longtime friends, collaborators, and Nonesuch label mates spoke with NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about making music together, or, as the show says, "how a passion for improvisation can make beautiful music." You can watch the interview and a performance of the album track "Old West" from the show here.

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About Joshua Redman

  • In 2011, The Bad Plus invited saxophonist Joshua Redman to join them for a week of enthusiastically received performances at the Blue Note in New York City. They then played a handful of dates before heading into the studio in 2014 to record their debut album, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, which Nonesuch releases on May 26, 2015. Seven of the nine tracks on The Bad Plus Joshua Redman are new compositions by the quartet members who, in addition to Redman, include The Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer David King. The other two songs on the album, "Dirty Blonde" and "Silence Is The Question," are new arrangements of Bad Plus favorites.

    Of a recent show in Great Barrington, MA, Albany’s Metroland said, "The newly christened Bad Plus Joshua Redman took the stage … and proceeded to raise the roof. In a word, the music the quartet produces is sublime. More than that, it's as though Redman is the long-lost fourth member of the group, just waiting to be snapped snugly into place." 

    The Bad Plus has almost exclusively performed as a trio for its nearly 20-year existence. Guests occasionally join the band in concert, but only one of their previous 10 albums has included a fourth member. Redman, however, has long enjoyed mixing his musical partners. He has collaborated with Brian Blade, Christian McBride, Brad Mehldau, and Pat Metheny, as well as with the SFJAZZ Collective and his bandmates in James Farm.

    "On the live gigs, Josh plays magnificent, long tenor solos which are very much in the jazz tradition," said Iverson. "That’s obviously not the focus when we play as The Bad Plus. It’s fun to for us to enjoy that extended blowing territory, especially with someone as great as Josh. On the album, however, there is still a focus on composition."

    Anderson told Minneapolis’ Star Tribune: "Josh is a professional of the highest order. He came in knowing our music to the point of memorizing it, with great, positive energy."

    Redman adds, "Playing with The Bad Plus has allowed me to explore a part of my playing, and my musical heritage, that I’ve never before accessed in quite the same way with any other group. The adventure with The Bad Plus pushes me toward the fringes and draws me into the core."

Joshua Redman

Tour

Fri, Feb 24
Houston, TX
Da Camera
Fri, Feb 24
Houston, TX
Da Camera
Sun, Mar 19
Boston, MA
Berklee Performance Center
Sun, Mar 19
Boston, MA
Berklee Performance Center
Thu, Mar 23
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Thu, Mar 23
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Fri, Mar 24
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Fri, Mar 24
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Sat, Mar 25
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Sat, Mar 25
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Mon, Mar 27
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mon, Mar 27
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mon, Mar 27
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mon, Mar 27
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Wed, Mar 29
Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wed, Mar 29
Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wed, Mar 29
Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wed, Mar 29
Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts
Thu, Mar 30
Washington, DC
Howard Theatre
Thu, Mar 30
Washington, DC
Howard Theatre
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Biography (Excerpt): 

Joshua Redman’s first self-titled studio album was released by Warner Bros. in 1993; eight additional records followed on Warner. His Nonesuch debut, Momentum, was released in 2005, along with the first of two SFJAZZ Collective albums. Nonesuch has released Back East, Redman’s first studio recording with an acoustic trio; Compass, which featured double trios; two album from the collaborative band James Farm; Walking Shadows, Redman’s first recording to include an orchestral ensemble; Trios Live; and the self-titled debut from The Bad Plus Joshua Redman.

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In 2011, The Bad Plus invited saxophonist Joshua Redman to join them for a week of enthusiastically received performances at the Blue Note in New York City. They then played a handful of dates before heading into the studio in 2014 to record their debut album, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, which Nonesuch releases on May 26, 2015. Seven of the nine tracks on The Bad Plus Joshua Redman are new compositions by the quartet members who, in addition to Redman, include The Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer David King. The other two songs on the album, "Dirty Blonde" and "Silence Is The Question," are new arrangements of Bad Plus favorites.

Of a recent show in Great Barrington, MA, Albany’s Metroland said, "The newly christened Bad Plus Joshua Redman took the stage … and proceeded to raise the roof. In a word, the music the quartet produces is sublime. More than that, it's as though Redman is the long-lost fourth member of the group, just waiting to be snapped snugly into place." 

The Bad Plus has almost exclusively performed as a trio for its nearly 20-year existence. Guests occasionally join the band in concert, but only one of their previous 10 albums has included a fourth member. Redman, however, has long enjoyed mixing his musical partners. He has collaborated with Brian Blade, Christian McBride, Brad Mehldau, and Pat Metheny, as well as with the SFJAZZ Collective and his bandmates in James Farm.

"On the live gigs, Josh plays magnificent, long tenor solos which are very much in the jazz tradition," said Iverson. "That’s obviously not the focus when we play as The Bad Plus. It’s fun to for us to enjoy that extended blowing territory, especially with someone as great as Josh. On the album, however, there is still a focus on composition."

Anderson told Minneapolis’ Star Tribune: "Josh is a professional of the highest order. He came in knowing our music to the point of memorizing it, with great, positive energy."

Redman adds, "Playing with The Bad Plus has allowed me to explore a part of my playing, and my musical heritage, that I’ve never before accessed in quite the same way with any other group. The adventure with The Bad Plus pushes me toward the fringes and draws me into the core."

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Tour

Fri, Feb 24
Houston, TX
Da Camera
Fri, Feb 24
Houston, TX
Da Camera
Sun, Mar 19
Boston, MA
Berklee Performance Center
Sun, Mar 19
Boston, MA
Berklee Performance Center
Thu, Mar 23
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Thu, Mar 23
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Fri, Mar 24
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Fri, Mar 24
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Sat, Mar 25
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Sat, Mar 25
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Mon, Mar 27
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mon, Mar 27
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mon, Mar 27
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mon, Mar 27
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Wed, Mar 29
Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wed, Mar 29
Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wed, Mar 29
Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wed, Mar 29
Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts
Thu, Mar 30
Washington, DC
Howard Theatre
Thu, Mar 30
Washington, DC
Howard Theatre
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