LongGone

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In 1994, the original Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums)—released MoodSwing, an instant classic that helped launch each member’s career as a leader. The members of the quartet reunited for the critically acclaimed album RoundAgain in 2020 and now for a new album, LongGone, featuring original Redman compositions from the RoundAgain recording sessions, plus a live performance of the MoodSwing track “Rejoice,” captured by SFJAZZ at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. Grammy Nominee for Best Instrumental Album.

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Grammy Nominee for Best Instrumental Album

The members of the legendary original 1990s Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums)—reunited after twenty-six years for 2020’s RoundAgain; they returned with LongGone, featuring six original songs by Redman, due September 9, 2022, on Nonesuch Records. Here's a life performance of the album track “Disco Ears":

RoundAgain, the group’s first recording since 1994’s MoodSwing, debuted at No. 1 on the Current Traditional Jazz Albums chart in the US and at No. 1 on the Jazz & Blues chart in the UK. The album received two Grammy nominations. NPR called it “a flawless effort,” stating that the four musicians have “only gotten better in that time” and are each “at the very top of his game now.”

“Musicians with a scary level of talent playing into the moment,” says the New York Times. “The blend of outside influences into a consensual jazz language, the polyrhythmic play, the scholarly bravado: All those things felt fresh for these musicians in the 1990s ... There’s something undeniable—consoling, even—about hearing them remain true to it today.”

Redman says of his first group as a bandleader, which was together for approximately a year and a half: “I realized almost immediately that this band wouldn’t stay together for very long. They were without a doubt, for our generation, among the most accomplished and innovative on their respective instruments. I knew better than anyone else just how incredibly lucky I was to have even that short time with them.” 

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Joshua Redman
Tracks 1-5 recorded September 10-12, 2019 at Sear Sound Studio C, New York, NY
"Rejoice" recorded in 2007 by SFJAZZ as part of the 25th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival at Herbst Theater in San Francisco, CA
Associate Producer and Engineer: James Farber
Assistant Engineer: Owen Mulholland and Steven Sacco
Additional Engineering: Brian Montgomery
Mixed by James Farber September 20-21, 2021 at Sear Sound Studio A, New York, NY
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, Edgewater, NJ

Design by John Gall
Photographs by Michael Wilson

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Joshua Redman
Brad Mehldau
Christian McBride
Brian Blade
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Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Brad Mehldau, piano
Christian McBride, bass
Brian Blade, drums

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News & Reviews

  • Brad Mehldau’s Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays The Beatles is due February 10 on Nonesuch. The live solo album features interpretations of nine songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and one by George Harrison. Although other Beatles songs have long been staples of Mehldau’s shows, he had not previously recorded any of these tunes. The album, recorded in September 2020 at Philharmonie de Paris, ends with a David Bowie classic that draws a connection between The Beatles and pop songwriters who followed. A live performance video of the title track, recorded at the Village Vanguard in NYC, may be seen here.

  • Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards: Molly Tuttle for Best New Artist and Best Bluegrass Album for Crooked Tree with Golden Highway; The Black Keys for Best Rock Album for Dropout Boogie and Best Rock Performance for "Wild Child"; Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical; Cécile McLorin Salvant for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Ghost Song and Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals for "Optimistic Voices / No Love Dying"; Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade's LongGone for Best Instrumental Album; Brad Mehldau's Jacob's Ladder for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album; Punch Brothers' Hell on Church Street for Best Folk Album; Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet's Evergreen for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance; Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder's GET ON BOARD for Best Traditional Blues Album; Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) for Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes for Bob Mehr; and Astor Piazzolla: The American Clavé Recordings. for Best Album Notes for Fernando González. 

  • About This Album

    Grammy Nominee for Best Instrumental Album

    The members of the legendary original 1990s Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums)—reunited after twenty-six years for 2020’s RoundAgain; they returned with LongGone, featuring six original songs by Redman, due September 9, 2022, on Nonesuch Records. Here's a life performance of the album track “Disco Ears":

    RoundAgain, the group’s first recording since 1994’s MoodSwing, debuted at No. 1 on the Current Traditional Jazz Albums chart in the US and at No. 1 on the Jazz & Blues chart in the UK. The album received two Grammy nominations. NPR called it “a flawless effort,” stating that the four musicians have “only gotten better in that time” and are each “at the very top of his game now.”

    “Musicians with a scary level of talent playing into the moment,” says the New York Times. “The blend of outside influences into a consensual jazz language, the polyrhythmic play, the scholarly bravado: All those things felt fresh for these musicians in the 1990s ... There’s something undeniable—consoling, even—about hearing them remain true to it today.”

    Redman says of his first group as a bandleader, which was together for approximately a year and a half: “I realized almost immediately that this band wouldn’t stay together for very long. They were without a doubt, for our generation, among the most accomplished and innovative on their respective instruments. I knew better than anyone else just how incredibly lucky I was to have even that short time with them.” 

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
    Brad Mehldau, piano
    Christian McBride, bass
    Brian Blade, drums

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Joshua Redman
    Tracks 1-5 recorded September 10-12, 2019 at Sear Sound Studio C, New York, NY
    "Rejoice" recorded in 2007 by SFJAZZ as part of the 25th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival at Herbst Theater in San Francisco, CA
    Associate Producer and Engineer: James Farber
    Assistant Engineer: Owen Mulholland and Steven Sacco
    Additional Engineering: Brian Montgomery
    Mixed by James Farber September 20-21, 2021 at Sear Sound Studio A, New York, NY
    Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, Edgewater, NJ

    Design by John Gall
    Photographs by Michael Wilson

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