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The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, which kicked off the European leg of its tour over the weekend, stopped by the KPLU-FM studios in Seattle during the recent US leg of the tour to discuss and perform from their just-released self-titled debut album, which host Abe Beeson calls "the jazz album of the year so far." Watch the band's KPLU performances of the album's first two tracks, "As This Moment Slips Away" and "Beauty Has It Hard," here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio Videojoshua redmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-bad-plus-joshua-redman-studio-debut-album-2015-06-30June 30, 2015|0 comments
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman has unveiled a brief video of the group—saxophonist Joshua Redman and The Bad Plus, bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King—at Brooklyn Recording studio as they made their just-released self-titled debut album. You can watch the short piece, set to an excerpt of the album track "As This Moment Slips Away," here. The band kicks off the European leg of its tour this weekend.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videojoshua redmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/joshua-dewey-redman-npr-father-son-jazz-collaborations-2015-06-22June 22, 2015|0 comments
In celebration of Father's Day, NPR's All Things Considered took at a look at the special nature of father-son collaborations in jazz and the unique music that can result from it. NPR's Audie Cornish spoke with bassist-composer Christian McBride, who is also a host of NPR's Jazz Night in America, about this, and their conversation began with a discussion of saxophonists Joshua Redman and his father Dewey Redman. The show opens with the father-son Redman duo performing John Coltrane's "India," from Joshua Redman's album Back East, released on Nonesuch Records in 2007. It was one of his father's last recordings before he died. "I loved hearing those two play together," says McBride. "It was something very, very special."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiojoshua redmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bad-plus-joshua-redman-tour-2015-06-09June 09, 2015|0 comments
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman kicks off a tour featuring music from its newly released self-titled debut album. The tour begins with two sets at the Highline Ballroom in NYC Wednesday for the Blue Note Jazz Festival, followed by shows in the US and festival sets across Canada through June. The European leg of the tour begins at the Love Supreme Jazz Festival in England on July 4. The US tour picks up again in October. "Full of genre-blending compositions and crafty rhythms," says The New Yorker, "the record shows that they are jazz outliers who remain primed for adventure."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourjoshua redmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bad-plus-joshua-redman-debut-recording-out-now-2015-05-26May 26, 2015|0 comments
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, the debut album from the eponymous quartet, is out now in North America (June 8 for the rest of the world). "The album is a knockout," exclaims the New York Times. "It is impressive how much vital presence [Redman] brings to the Bad Plus without altering the band’s dynamic." It's "a roaring and beautiful summit meeting," says NPR. "The ideas are impressive by themselves, but become more powerful as Redman and the rhythm section go about developing them ... [T]he real triumph of The Bad Plus Joshua Redman: It exhibits genuinely fresh thinking." The Bad Plus Joshua Redman begins a world tour in NYC June 10.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsjoshua redmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-bad-plus-joshua-redman-2014-detroit-jazz-festival-npr-2015-05-21May 21, 2015|0 commentsWatch: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman's 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival Set Airs via NPR's "Jazz Night in America"
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, whose self-titled debut album is due out next week in North America and June 8 elsewhere, performed at the Detroit Jazz Festival in 2014, when Redman was Artist in Residence there. NPR's Jazz Night in America was there to capture the new quartet, fresh out of the studio. Watch the performance and an interview with the band here. The new album is streaming in full till May 25 as an NPR First Listen. The quartet kicks off a tour at the Blue Note Jazz Festival on June 10.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio Videojoshua redmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-bad-plus-joshua-redman-debut-album-streaming-npr-first-listen-2015-05-18May 18, 2015|0 comments
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman's self-titled, debut album is due out next week and is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen at npr.org. The album is "a roaring and beautiful summit meeting," says NPR's Tom Moon. "The ideas are impressive by themselves, but become more powerful as Redman and the rhythm section go about developing them ... [T]he real triumph of The Bad Plus Joshua Redman: It exhibits genuinely fresh thinking." The album, he concludes, "draws on a range of old ideas (as old as Chopin nocturnes and '60s rock) as fuel for a journey into the murky, terrifying, thrilling unknown."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsjoshua redmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-joshua-redman-visits-myanmar-international-rescue-committee-2015-04-30April 30, 2015|0 comments
Joshua Redman traveled to Myanmar with the International Rescue Committee in February to visit IRC-run maternal health and community engagement programs. He spoke with villagers who were building roads and water systems based on community consensus gained through an election organized by the IRC—giving some villagers the chance to vote for the very first time. Redman became an IRC Voice in 2013 and says of his trip, "I have played music all over the world, but I have never before experienced something like this." Watch a video from the visit here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videojoshua redmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bad-plus-joshua-redman-debut-recording-may-26-nonesuch-2015-04-07April 07, 2015|0 comments
In 2011, The Bad Plus invited saxophonist Joshua Redman to join them for a week of performances at the Blue Note in NYC. They then played a handful of dates before heading into the studio in 2014 to record their debut album, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, due May 26 on Nonesuch (June 8 outside North America). Pre-order to download the track "Dirty Blonde," written by bassist Reid Anderson, now. Seven of the nine tracks on the album are new compositions by the quartet members who, in addition to Anderson and Redman, include The Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King; the other two songs on the album are new arrangements of Bad Plus favorites. The Bad Plus Joshua Redman begins a world tour in NYC June 10.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsjoshua redmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-pat-metheny-joshua-redman-nominated-echo-jazz-awards-2015-02-19February 19, 2015|0 comments
The ECHO Jazz 2015 Award nominations have been announced by the German Recording Academy, and among the nominees are Brad Mehldau, who is up for International Instrumentalist of the Year, Piano/Keyboards, for his album with drummer Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon; Pat Metheny for International Instrumentalist of the Year, Guitar, and Pat Metheny Unity Group for International Ensemble of the Year for Kin (←→); and Joshua Redman for International Instrumentalist of the Year, Saxophone/Woodwinds, for Trios Live.