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    Joshua Redman's "Trios Live" a "Sax Fan's Dream of a Live Set" (Guardian)

    Joshua Redman's new album, Trios Live, was released earlier this month on Nonesuch Records. In a new review, the Guardian calls it a "sax fan's dream of a live set," giving it four stars.

    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.

    "Joshua Redman, one of the most technically accomplished saxists in jazz today, parades his powers on this live set," writes the Guardian's John Fordham. "Redman performs with a skill that sometimes justifies comparison with early Sonny Rollins—notably on the old Rollins vehicle 'Moritat (Mack the Knife),'" such that "the crowd goes wild."

    Read the complete four-star review at theguardian.com.

    An earlier review in the Financial Times had brought the album four stars as well. "It's a great set," wrote the Financial Times' Mike Hobart, "full of muscular rhythms and the abandon of live performance, yet as tightly argued as a rigorous studio date."

    Jazzwise, in its review of the album, writes: "Anyone who's seen Redman, especially live, will know about his forceful sonic presence and eloquence at reinvigorating a familiar jazz language while always remaining mindful of its more contemporary shifts." The magazine also spoke with Redman about why he likes the sax trio format, why he wanted to record this combination of players live, and earlier trio role models, and the inclusion of his trio's take on Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean" for the album. You can read the interview in the latest issue of the magazine.

    To pick up a copy of Joshua Redman's Trios Live, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout; MP3 and FLAC lossless files are also available to purchase there.

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Joshua Redman's new album, Trios Live, is a "sax fan's dream of a live set," says the Guardian in a four-star review. "Joshua Redman, one of the most technically accomplished saxists in jazz today, parades his powers on this live set ... [He] performs with a skill that sometimes justifies comparison with early Sonny Rollins—notably on the old Rollins vehicle 'Moritat (Mack the Knife),'" and "the crowd goes wild." Jazzwise writes: "Anyone who's seen Redman, especially live, will know about his forceful sonic presence and eloquence at reinvigorating a familiar jazz language while always remaining mindful of its more contemporary shifts." 

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Joshua Redman's new album, Trios Live, was released earlier this month on Nonesuch Records. In a new review, the Guardian calls it a "sax fan's dream of a live set," giving it four stars.

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.

"Joshua Redman, one of the most technically accomplished saxists in jazz today, parades his powers on this live set," writes the Guardian's John Fordham. "Redman performs with a skill that sometimes justifies comparison with early Sonny Rollins—notably on the old Rollins vehicle 'Moritat (Mack the Knife),'" such that "the crowd goes wild."

Read the complete four-star review at theguardian.com.

An earlier review in the Financial Times had brought the album four stars as well. "It's a great set," wrote the Financial Times' Mike Hobart, "full of muscular rhythms and the abandon of live performance, yet as tightly argued as a rigorous studio date."

Jazzwise, in its review of the album, writes: "Anyone who's seen Redman, especially live, will know about his forceful sonic presence and eloquence at reinvigorating a familiar jazz language while always remaining mindful of its more contemporary shifts." The magazine also spoke with Redman about why he likes the sax trio format, why he wanted to record this combination of players live, and earlier trio role models, and the inclusion of his trio's take on Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean" for the album. You can read the interview in the latest issue of the magazine.

To pick up a copy of Joshua Redman's Trios Live, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout; MP3 and FLAC lossless files are also available to purchase there.

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