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  • June 18, 2018

    Joshua Redman, Brian Blade, Scott Colley, and Ron Miles, whose new album, Still Dreaming, was released in May, performed at Jazz in Marciac last year. They have now shared a video from that performance of the non-album track "Walls-Bridges"; you can watch it here. The band will tour North America this year with shows in Cleveland, Minneapolis, Iowa City, Newport, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, and more to come. Another group of which Redman is a part, James Farm, will tour Europe in October.

  • May 25, 2018

    Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles for Still Dreaming, an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman's band Old and New Dreams, out now. That band had an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators: Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell. "Consistently riveting," says the Washington Post. "It all makes for a jazz adventure that begs for repeated listening," says the Lexington Herald-Leader. "The more you tune in, the more you hear the present day curators of a sublime jazz legacy forging its music into something unmistakably new."

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  • Saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and trumpeter Ron Miles for Still Dreaming—an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman's 1976–1987 band, Old and New Dreams—released on Nonesuch Records on May 25, 2018. Along with the senior Redman, Old and New Dreams featured an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators—cornetist Don Cherry, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Ed Blackwell—who continued pushing musical boundaries as they had with Coleman even after their former bandleader moved in a new direction. Still Dreaming features six new compositions by the new band as well as one tune by Haden and one from Coleman.

    The Still Dreaming ensemble performed a series of critically praised international dates last year. The Columbus Dispatch said, "Whether exploring the limits of improvisation or establishing an emotional tone, the group … relied on a dialogue based on listening, respect, and generosity … Its emotional travel was the result of the intuition shared by all four musicians. That dialogue, after all, was at the center of Coleman's innovations."

    As Redman told NPR's Jazz Night in America: "I envisioned this band with myself and Ron Miles and Scott Colley and Brian Blade … Each of us has a kind of special relationship to the corresponding instrumentalist in Old and New Dreams." Blade, like Blackwell, is from Louisiana; Colley was a student of Haden's; and Miles has long been influenced by Cherry's playing.

    Redman told the Boston Globe that Old and New Dreams "were able to play very free, and at times abstract, thorny music. But at the same time there was a folk quality—whether a connection to the blues, or with African music, or with very powerful, simple melodies. Their music had a vulnerability and a poignant lyricism. That balance was something very special." He continued, "It's not our mission to go back and rediscover some Golden Age. I'm hoping this is a band that has a lot of future ahead."

    Joshua Redman's first album on Nonesuch was the Grammy-nominated Momentum (2005). His other releases on the label include Back East, Compass, and Trios Live, all of which explore the trio format; MoodSwing (1994, re-issued); Walking Shadows (2013), his first recording to include an orchestral ensemble; The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (2015), a collaboration with the acclaimed trio; and Nearness (2016), a duo album with longtime friend and collaborator Brad Mehldau. Redman currently tours with his trio with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Greg Hutchinson; his quartet with pianist Aaron Goldberg, Rogers, and Hutchinson; and occasionally with a collaborative group called James Farm, with pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland. James Farm has two releases on Nonesuch: their self-titled album from 2011, and City Folk, released in 2014.

Joshua Redman

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Tue, Sep 11
London
Wigmore Hall
Tue, Sep 11
London
Wigmore Hall
Thu, Sep 13
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Thu, Sep 13
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Sep 14
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Sep 14
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Sep 15
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Sep 15
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Sep 16
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Sep 16
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Mon, Sep 17
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mon, Sep 17
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mon, Oct 1
Gothenburg
Stenhammarsalen
Mon, Oct 1
Gothenburg
Stenhammarsalen
Tue, Oct 2
Zürich
Moods
Tue, Oct 2
Zürich
Moods
Thu, Oct 4
Mannheim
Alte Feuerwache
Thu, Oct 4
Mannheim
Alte Feuerwache
Fri, Oct 5
Brussels
Bozar
Fri, Oct 5
Brussels
Bozar
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Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and trumpeter Ron Miles for Still Dreaming, an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman's band Old and New Dreams. That band had an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators: Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell. Still Dreaming features six new compositions by the new band plus one tune by Haden, one by Coleman. "Consistently riveting," says the Washington Post

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Saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and trumpeter Ron Miles for Still Dreaming—an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman's 1976–1987 band, Old and New Dreams—released on Nonesuch Records on May 25, 2018. Along with the senior Redman, Old and New Dreams featured an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators—cornetist Don Cherry, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Ed Blackwell—who continued pushing musical boundaries as they had with Coleman even after their former bandleader moved in a new direction. Still Dreaming features six new compositions by the new band as well as one tune by Haden and one from Coleman.

The Still Dreaming ensemble performed a series of critically praised international dates last year. The Columbus Dispatch said, "Whether exploring the limits of improvisation or establishing an emotional tone, the group … relied on a dialogue based on listening, respect, and generosity … Its emotional travel was the result of the intuition shared by all four musicians. That dialogue, after all, was at the center of Coleman's innovations."

As Redman told NPR's Jazz Night in America: "I envisioned this band with myself and Ron Miles and Scott Colley and Brian Blade … Each of us has a kind of special relationship to the corresponding instrumentalist in Old and New Dreams." Blade, like Blackwell, is from Louisiana; Colley was a student of Haden's; and Miles has long been influenced by Cherry's playing.

Redman told the Boston Globe that Old and New Dreams "were able to play very free, and at times abstract, thorny music. But at the same time there was a folk quality—whether a connection to the blues, or with African music, or with very powerful, simple melodies. Their music had a vulnerability and a poignant lyricism. That balance was something very special." He continued, "It's not our mission to go back and rediscover some Golden Age. I'm hoping this is a band that has a lot of future ahead."

Joshua Redman's first album on Nonesuch was the Grammy-nominated Momentum (2005). His other releases on the label include Back East, Compass, and Trios Live, all of which explore the trio format; MoodSwing (1994, re-issued); Walking Shadows (2013), his first recording to include an orchestral ensemble; The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (2015), a collaboration with the acclaimed trio; and Nearness (2016), a duo album with longtime friend and collaborator Brad Mehldau. Redman currently tours with his trio with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Greg Hutchinson; his quartet with pianist Aaron Goldberg, Rogers, and Hutchinson; and occasionally with a collaborative group called James Farm, with pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland. James Farm has two releases on Nonesuch: their self-titled album from 2011, and City Folk, released in 2014.

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Tour

Tue, Sep 11
London
Wigmore Hall
Tue, Sep 11
London
Wigmore Hall
Thu, Sep 13
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Thu, Sep 13
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Sep 14
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Sep 14
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Sep 15
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Sep 15
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Sep 16
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Sep 16
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Mon, Sep 17
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mon, Sep 17
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mon, Oct 1
Gothenburg
Stenhammarsalen
Mon, Oct 1
Gothenburg
Stenhammarsalen
Tue, Oct 2
Zürich
Moods
Tue, Oct 2
Zürich
Moods
Thu, Oct 4
Mannheim
Alte Feuerwache
Thu, Oct 4
Mannheim
Alte Feuerwache
Fri, Oct 5
Brussels
Bozar
Fri, Oct 5
Brussels
Bozar
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