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    Joshua Redman's "Walking Shadows" His Most "Sublimely Lyrical" Album Yet (NY Times)

    Joshua Redman will be joined by longtime collaborators and close friends Brad Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Brian Blade on drums for a performance of music from his new album, Walking Shadows, at The Town Hall in New York City this Tuesday, June 4. The artists, all of whom perform on the album, which Mehldau produced, will share the stage for the 2013 Blue Note Jazz Festival with the New York-based orchestra The Knights. The New York Times music critic Nate Chinen recognizes the concert as "a rare thing" and "an early highlight" of the festival.

    "Melody is always paramount for the saxophonist Joshua Redman, to a degree that sets him apart from his postbop peers," Chinen writes in his preview of the concert. "Still, there hasn’t been a more sublimely lyrical gesture in his 20-year recording career than Walking Shadows (Nonesuch), an album that sets his tenor and soprano against a string orchestra, in tremulous but thoughtful new arrangements."

    Walking Shadows includes original tunes from both Redman and Mehldau along with works by a wide range of composers, like John Mayer and Pino Palladino, Kern and Hammerstein, and Lennon and McCartney.

    "Mr. Redman approaches each performance with a dry, focused intelligence," Chinen goes on to say. "His rhythm section ... brings a lot of shared history to the table, and it shows."

    Read the complete article at nytimes.com.

    For tickets to the Town Hall performance, visit bluenotejazzfestival.com. For additional details on Joshua Redman's tour schedule, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    To pick up a copy of Walking Shadows, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include downloads of the complete album at checkout.

    Wigmore Hall in London has just announced the next season of its jazz series curated by Joshua Redman, who performs in two of the four concerts. The season begins on September 20 with a performance by Redman and fellow saxophonist Håkon Kornstad of Norway. Next up is a performance of composer Patrick Zimmerli's song cycle Sappho: Desire by vocalist Luciana Souza, pianist Gary Versace, and the composer (who arranged and orchestrated a tune on Redman's new album) on saxophone. Redman returns in April of 2014 to perform Zimmerli's Aspects Of Darkness and Light with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi, bassist Scott Colley, and the Escher String Quartet. The final concert, in July 2014, features pianist Django Bates, drummer Peter Bruun drums, and bassist Petter Eldh. For details and tickets, visit wigmore-hall.org.uk.

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Joshua Redman's "Walking Shadows" His Most "Sublimely Lyrical" Album Yet (NY Times)

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Joshua Redman performs music from his new album, Walking Shadows, with its core ensemble, Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, and Brian Blade, along with the orchestra The Knights, at The Town Hall in NYC on Tuesday. "Melody is always paramount for the saxophonist Joshua Redman, to a degree that sets him apart from his postbop peers," says the New York Times. "Still, there hasn’t been a more sublimely lyrical gesture in his 20-year recording career than Walking Shadows, an album that sets his tenor and soprano against a string orchestra, in tremulous but thoughtful new arrangements." London's Wigmore Hall has announced the 2013-14 season of its jazz series curated by Redman, who performs in two of the four concerts. 

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Joshua Redman will be joined by longtime collaborators and close friends Brad Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Brian Blade on drums for a performance of music from his new album, Walking Shadows, at The Town Hall in New York City this Tuesday, June 4. The artists, all of whom perform on the album, which Mehldau produced, will share the stage for the 2013 Blue Note Jazz Festival with the New York-based orchestra The Knights. The New York Times music critic Nate Chinen recognizes the concert as "a rare thing" and "an early highlight" of the festival.

"Melody is always paramount for the saxophonist Joshua Redman, to a degree that sets him apart from his postbop peers," Chinen writes in his preview of the concert. "Still, there hasn’t been a more sublimely lyrical gesture in his 20-year recording career than Walking Shadows (Nonesuch), an album that sets his tenor and soprano against a string orchestra, in tremulous but thoughtful new arrangements."

Walking Shadows includes original tunes from both Redman and Mehldau along with works by a wide range of composers, like John Mayer and Pino Palladino, Kern and Hammerstein, and Lennon and McCartney.

"Mr. Redman approaches each performance with a dry, focused intelligence," Chinen goes on to say. "His rhythm section ... brings a lot of shared history to the table, and it shows."

Read the complete article at nytimes.com.

For tickets to the Town Hall performance, visit bluenotejazzfestival.com. For additional details on Joshua Redman's tour schedule, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of Walking Shadows, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include downloads of the complete album at checkout.

Wigmore Hall in London has just announced the next season of its jazz series curated by Joshua Redman, who performs in two of the four concerts. The season begins on September 20 with a performance by Redman and fellow saxophonist Håkon Kornstad of Norway. Next up is a performance of composer Patrick Zimmerli's song cycle Sappho: Desire by vocalist Luciana Souza, pianist Gary Versace, and the composer (who arranged and orchestrated a tune on Redman's new album) on saxophone. Redman returns in April of 2014 to perform Zimmerli's Aspects Of Darkness and Light with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi, bassist Scott Colley, and the Escher String Quartet. The final concert, in July 2014, features pianist Django Bates, drummer Peter Bruun drums, and bassist Petter Eldh. For details and tickets, visit wigmore-hall.org.uk.

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