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  • January 31, 2019

    Joshua Redman Quartet’s new album, Come What May, is due March 29 on Nonesuch Records. This is the first recording in almost two decades for this group of musicians—the recently Grammy-nominated saxophonist and his longtime friends and colleagues pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—and features seven Redman tunes. The Quartet tours internationally throughout this year. Pre-order in the Nonesuch Store to download the album track "How We Do" now and get an exclusive, limited-edition print autographed by the group while supplies last.

  • January 4, 2019

    Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau were featured in this year's edition of NPR Music's Toast of the Nation, an annual New Year's Eve show of jazz performances. "These guys are great friends and have been playing together since the early '90s," says host Christian McBride. "A few years back, they decided to join forces once more to record a live album called Nearness. You can hear how well they connect musically." Hear it in their 2016 Blue Note Tokyo set via NPR here.

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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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Sat, Feb 23
Oslo
Nasjonal Jazzscene
Sat, Feb 23
Oslo
Nasjonal Jazzscene
Sun, Mar 17
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Sun, Mar 17
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Fri, Mar 29
Albany, NY
Swyer Theatre, The Egg
Fri, Mar 29
Albany, NY
Swyer Theatre, The Egg
Sat, Mar 30
Northampton, MA
Iron Horse Music Hall
Sat, Mar 30
Northampton, MA
Iron Horse Music Hall
Sun, Mar 31
Cambridge, MA
Sanders Theatre
Sun, Mar 31
Cambridge, MA
Sanders Theatre
Tue, Apr 2
New York, NY
Blue Note
Tue, Apr 2
New York, NY
Blue Note
Tue, Apr 2
New York, NY
Blue Note
Tue, Apr 2
New York, NY
Blue Note
Wed, Apr 3
New York, NY
Blue Note
Wed, Apr 3
New York, NY
Blue Note
Wed, Apr 3
New York, NY
Blue Note
Wed, Apr 3
New York, NY
Blue Note
Thu, Apr 4
New York, NY
Blue Note
Thu, Apr 4
New York, NY
Blue Note
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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

Sat, Feb 23
Oslo
Nasjonal Jazzscene
Sat, Feb 23
Oslo
Nasjonal Jazzscene
Sun, Mar 17
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Sun, Mar 17
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ
Fri, Mar 29
Albany, NY
Swyer Theatre, The Egg
Fri, Mar 29
Albany, NY
Swyer Theatre, The Egg
Sat, Mar 30
Northampton, MA
Iron Horse Music Hall
Sat, Mar 30
Northampton, MA
Iron Horse Music Hall
Sun, Mar 31
Cambridge, MA
Sanders Theatre
Sun, Mar 31
Cambridge, MA
Sanders Theatre
Tue, Apr 2
New York, NY
Blue Note
Tue, Apr 2
New York, NY
Blue Note
Tue, Apr 2
New York, NY
Blue Note
Tue, Apr 2
New York, NY
Blue Note
Wed, Apr 3
New York, NY
Blue Note
Wed, Apr 3
New York, NY
Blue Note
Wed, Apr 3
New York, NY
Blue Note
Wed, Apr 3
New York, NY
Blue Note
Thu, Apr 4
New York, NY
Blue Note
Thu, Apr 4
New York, NY
Blue Note
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