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  • The members of the original Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade—who reunite for the upcoming album RoundAgain, met up for a conversation about the project, their first recording together since 1994’s MoodSwing. They shared stories from their long history together while at the Falcon in upstate New York for a performance last fall. You can watch the conversation here, along with previously released performances of two RoundAgain tracks from the concert.

  • While we can't go out to take in great live music, here are some events taking place online to enjoy while staying home this weekend—a long Memorial Day weekend in the US: Joshua Redman and Tigran Hamasyan perform in the free online Tokyo Jazz Festival Saturday and Sunday; Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi lead a live home concert to benefit Gather New Haven Friday; Lake Street Dive's 2018 concert at The Anthem in DC premieres on Nugs Friday; Lianne La Havas is on BBC Two's Later... With Jools Holland from home Friday night.

  • About This Album

    Nonesuch Records releases saxophonist Joshua Redman’s Trios Live on June 17, 2014. The album was recorded at New York City’s Jazz Standard and Washington, DC’s Blues Alley during stands with two different trios—Redman and drummer Gregory Hutchinson with bassist Matt Penman (Jazz Standard) and Redman and Hutchinson with bassist Reuben Rogers (Blues Alley). Trios Live features four original tunes by Redman and interpretations of three additional songs. 

    “This album is dedicated to all those folks, all around the world, of all ages, identities, allegiances, and persuasions, who come out, day to day, night after night, to see and hear live jazz,” Redman says in the album’s liner notes. “You bear witness to this music; you testify to that moment. You are here. You were there. You made it possible. You make it real. You are the reason. You were the point.”

    The New York Times has said, “Joshua Redman is one of the most visible jazz musicians of the last 15 years, which says something not just about his natural flow as an improviser and his command as a bandleader, but also about his willingness to use words…to represent jazz to the outside world.” Redman’s first self-titled studio album was released by Warner Bros. in 1993; eight additional records followed on Warner. His Nonesuch debut, Momentum, was released in 2005, along with the first of two SFJAZZ Collective albums on which he served as artistic director. Next Nonesuch released Back East, Redman’s first studio recording with an acoustic trio, followed by Compass, which featured double trios, and James Farm, a collaboration with pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland.

    Last year, Nonesuch released Walking Shadows, comprising 12 ballads; it was Redman’s first recording to include an orchestral ensemble, and it was produced by Redman’s friend and frequent collaborator Brad Mehldau. Redman regularly tours the world with various ensembles. In fall 2014, Redman, with Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson will be playing trio dates in the US.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone (1, 2, 4, 6, 7), soprano saxophone (3, 5)
    Matt Penman, bass (1, 5–7)
    Reuben Rogers, bass (2–4)
    Gregory Hutchinson, drums

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Tracks 1, 5–7 recorded October 2009 live at Jazz Standard, New York, NY
    Tracks 2–4 recorded February 2013 live at Blues Alley, Washington, DC
    Recorded by Paul Boothe
    Mixed by Jeff Cressman
    Mastered by Jeremy Goody

    Album art direction by Jeri Heiden, SMOG Design

    Joshua Redman uses Alexander reeds

    All songs arranged by Joshua Redman, except “The Ocean,” arranged by Joshua Redman and Matt Penman

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Joshua Redman's Trios Live was recorded during stands with two different trios: Redman and drummer Gregory Hutchinson with bassists Matt Penman (at Jazz Standard in NYC) and Reuben Rogers (at Blues Alley in Washington, DC). Trios Live features four original tunes by Redman and interpretations of three additional songs. "It's a great set," says the Financial Times, "full of muscular rhythms and the abandon of live performance, yet as tightly argued as a rigorous studio date." BBC Music Magazine gives it four stars, calling it "a thrill-a-minute set." Chicago Reader calls it "one of the best records of his career."

Description: 

Nonesuch Records releases saxophonist Joshua Redman’s Trios Live on June 17, 2014. The album was recorded at New York City’s Jazz Standard and Washington, DC’s Blues Alley during stands with two different trios—Redman and drummer Gregory Hutchinson with bassist Matt Penman (Jazz Standard) and Redman and Hutchinson with bassist Reuben Rogers (Blues Alley). Trios Live features four original tunes by Redman and interpretations of three additional songs. 

“This album is dedicated to all those folks, all around the world, of all ages, identities, allegiances, and persuasions, who come out, day to day, night after night, to see and hear live jazz,” Redman says in the album’s liner notes. “You bear witness to this music; you testify to that moment. You are here. You were there. You made it possible. You make it real. You are the reason. You were the point.”

The New York Times has said, “Joshua Redman is one of the most visible jazz musicians of the last 15 years, which says something not just about his natural flow as an improviser and his command as a bandleader, but also about his willingness to use words…to represent jazz to the outside world.” Redman’s first self-titled studio album was released by Warner Bros. in 1993; eight additional records followed on Warner. His Nonesuch debut, Momentum, was released in 2005, along with the first of two SFJAZZ Collective albums on which he served as artistic director. Next Nonesuch released Back East, Redman’s first studio recording with an acoustic trio, followed by Compass, which featured double trios, and James Farm, a collaboration with pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland.

Last year, Nonesuch released Walking Shadows, comprising 12 ballads; it was Redman’s first recording to include an orchestral ensemble, and it was produced by Redman’s friend and frequent collaborator Brad Mehldau. Redman regularly tours the world with various ensembles. In fall 2014, Redman, with Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson will be playing trio dates in the US.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Tracks 1, 5–7 recorded October 2009 live at Jazz Standard, New York, NY
Tracks 2–4 recorded February 2013 live at Blues Alley, Washington, DC
Recorded by Paul Boothe
Mixed by Jeff Cressman
Mastered by Jeremy Goody

Album art direction by Jeri Heiden, SMOG Design

Joshua Redman uses Alexander reeds

All songs arranged by Joshua Redman, except “The Ocean,” arranged by Joshua Redman and Matt Penman

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

541805

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597956115
Price: 
14.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597956160
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
075597950984
Price: 
11.00
Artist Name: 
Joshua Redman
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone (1, 2, 4, 6, 7), soprano saxophone (3, 5)
Matt Penman, bass (1, 5–7)
Reuben Rogers, bass (2–4)
Gregory Hutchinson, drums

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