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  • Joshua Redman will join San Francisco Conservatory of Music as Artistic Director of Roots, Jazz, and American Music. The RJAM program is a collaboration between SFCM and SFJAZZ. “When we launched RJAM three years ago, we set out to create an innovative program that would prepare the next generation of jazz musicians for multifaceted, entrepreneurial careers,” said SFCM President David Stull. “Building the program with our faculty and watching our first RJAM students flourish has been tremendously rewarding. Now with Joshua Redman at the helm, our students have direct access to some of the greatest minds—and players—in jazz.” Redman will share his expertise with students in one-on-one sessions, studio classes, ensembles, and lectures.

  • The members of the original Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums)—reunite with the July 10, 2020, release of RoundAgain, the group’s first recording since 1994’s MoodSwing. The album features seven newly composed songs: three from Redman, two from Mehldau, and one each from McBride and Blade. A live version of Redman’s “Right Back Round Again” may be seen here, in a video directed by Matthew Beighley; the album version is available now. The band tours internationally this summer and fall.

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    MoodSwing, originally released in 1994, was Redman's first album with his own band—pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade—and all original tunes. It was released again both on CD and in a double-LP, 180-gram vinyl reissue with CD in 2009. "Redman finds ingenious ways of creating a mode of acoustic jazz that is both entertaining and enlightening," said Entertainment Weekly. "MoodSwing plays like an artistic journey."

    Credits

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

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Matt Pierson
    Recorded and Mixed by James Farber
    Recorded March 8-10, 1994, at Power Station, NYC
    Mixed at Power Station and at The Hit Factory, NYC
    Assistant Engineers: Tony Black and Rory Romano
    Mastered by Greg Calbi and Scott Hull at Masterdisk, NYC
    Production Coordinator: Jennifer Zeitlin

    Christian McBride appears courtesy of Verve Records

    All songs written by Joshua Redman

    Original Art Direction and Design: Tom Recchion and Jeri Heiden
    LP Design Adaptation: Alice Arnold
    Cover photo: Marc Hom

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

MoodSwing, originally released in 1994, was Redman's first album with his own band—pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade—and all original tunes. "Redman finds ingenious ways of creating a mode of acoustic jazz that is both entertaining and enlightening," said Entertainment Weekly. "MoodSwing plays like an artistic journey."

Description: 

MoodSwing, originally released in 1994, was Redman's first album with his own band—pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade—and all original tunes. It was released again both on CD and in a double-LP, 180-gram vinyl reissue with CD in 2009. "Redman finds ingenious ways of creating a mode of acoustic jazz that is both entertaining and enlightening," said Entertainment Weekly. "MoodSwing plays like an artistic journey."

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Matt Pierson
Recorded and Mixed by James Farber
Recorded March 8-10, 1994, at Power Station, NYC
Mixed at Power Station and at The Hit Factory, NYC
Assistant Engineers: Tony Black and Rory Romano
Mastered by Greg Calbi and Scott Hull at Masterdisk, NYC
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Zeitlin

Christian McBride appears courtesy of Verve Records

All songs written by Joshua Redman

Original Art Direction and Design: Tom Recchion and Jeri Heiden
LP Design Adaptation: Alice Arnold
Cover photo: Marc Hom

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

45643

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
093624564324BUN
Label: 
LP+CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597982251BUN
Artist Name: 
Joshua Redman
MusicianDetails: 

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

reissues?: 
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