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January 11, 2009 | Chris Barton
A marquee name on the contemporary jazz scene since winning the Thelonious Monk Institute's Jazz Saxophone Competition in 1991, Joshua Redman has played electric, acoustic, rock, funk and just about every musical style fit for a celebrated jazz saxophonist. But before his new album, "Compass," due out this week, Redman had never performed in an acoustic "double-trio" setting, an unconventional, rhythm-heavy configuration where a soloist is backed by two drummers and two bassists.
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March 14, 2014 | By Chris Barton
The spring reliably brings a fresh crop of music, and a new live release from saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins (May 6) and from the ongoing "Miles Davis Bootleg Series" drawn from his epic run of Fillmore dates in 1970 (March 25) are just a few albums worth investigating. Here is a selection of concerts sure to put a spring in your step: Joshua Redman Quartet, Brad Mehldau Trio: A pair of like-minded artists who completed each other's musical sentences on Mehldau's orchestral "Highway Rider" project and Redman's like-minded "Walking Shadow," the two heavyweights of contemporary jazz come together.
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March 30, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman--who manages the seemingly incompatible task of selling tons of records while earning laudatory critical reviews--is rushing across California this weekend. Tonight and Saturday he performs at Founders Hall in the Orange County Performing Arts Center. On Sunday he heads up to San Francisco to perform on the climactic program of the SFJAZZ Spring Season 2001.
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May 5, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Sometimes, you can tell a lot about a show based on its audience. In addition to drawing an inspiringly big, deeply attentive crowd to Royce Hall to close out the first season for the newly named Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (and new Executive Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds), Saturday's double bill of the Bad Plus with the Brad Mehldau Trio also drew bassist and educator Charlie Haden, whose presence was humbly recognized from the stage by Mehldau early in his set. The impression Haden has left on jazz is impossible to fully capture over a wealth of landmark recordings from the likes of Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett and Paul Motian, and his presence despite recent struggles with post-polio syndrome marked a quiet indicator of the level these acts have reached over long careers of pushing the jazz tradition forward.
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September 17, 1995 | Don Heckman and Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good, recommended), four stars (excellent). and
Joshua Redman, the much-praised young tenor saxophonist, has been carrying a heavy burden of expectancy for a player still in his 20s. The tendency to identify him as the next great saxophone hope after he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 1991 has tended to blur his very real accomplishments. It's worth recalling that John Coltrane--at Redman's present age of 26--had just begun to specialize on tenor saxophone and had made no recordings as a leader.
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October 24, 1993 | RICHARD GUILLIATT, Richard Guilliatt is a free-lance writer based in New York. and
After working with minimalist composer Steve Reich, pop craftsman Bruce Hornsby, free-jazz avatar Ornette Coleman and the London Symphony Orchestra, guitarist Pat Metheny would seem to have exhausted most of the weird career moves available to him. Not quite, however. Right now Metheny is touring some of the smallest jazz clubs in the United States as a sideman to Joshua Redman, a tenor saxophonist who is 15 years younger than him and just out of college.
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March 17, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tonight, in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman takes on one of the most difficult challenges a solo instrumentalist can face. Standing alone in the cathedral's transept, he will perform a set of solo improvisations. A solo tenor saxophone, of course, lacks the chord-producing potential of a piano or a guitar, so "alone" really means alone--one note at a time, with no harmony and no percussion accompaniment.
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May 8, 1993 | By ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Man, sometimes I'm overwhelmed," says Joshua Redman, talking from his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., about the hectic pace of his life these days. Acclaimed by critics and peers as a world-class saxophonist after winning the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz's sax competition in November, 1991, Redman has hardly had a moment to breathe since then.
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February 29, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ever since 1991, when a victory at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Competition catapulted him into the limelight, tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman has been a man in motion. Redman, who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, abandoned a career in law when he won the Monk competition.
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May 2, 2013 | By Chris Barton
So who's your pick going into Saturday night? This could be a reference to this weekend's welterweight bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero, but the prime-time matchup L.A. jazz fans are talking about is the pairing of two of the most inventive piano trios working today in the Brad Mehldau Trio and the ever-adventurous Bad Plus . In one corner? The cagey veteran in Brad Mehldau, who has shown no sign of slowing his relentlessly creative pace. He first reached wider notice with a series of "Art of the Trio" albums in the late '90s, which in addition to original compositions introduced covers of Radiohead, Nick Drake and Rammstein (!
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March 8, 2013 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Trumpeter and roving ambassador for jazz Wynton Marsalis brings his nimble big band to town with a wealth of talent and tradition in tow. Expect sharp suits and even sharper tunes delivered by a band dedicated to bridging the gap between the music's history and its present. Walt Disney Concert Hall, April 20 www.laphil.com Ambrose Akinmusire: As if the weather weren't enough for Angelenos to gloat about, jazz fans got yet another reason when this trumpeter returned to his West Coast roots as an instructor at USC's Thornton School of Music.
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January 11, 2009 | Chris Barton
A marquee name on the contemporary jazz scene since winning the Thelonious Monk Institute's Jazz Saxophone Competition in 1991, Joshua Redman has played electric, acoustic, rock, funk and just about every musical style fit for a celebrated jazz saxophonist. But before his new album, "Compass," due out this week, Redman had never performed in an acoustic "double-trio" setting, an unconventional, rhythm-heavy configuration where a soloist is backed by two drummers and two bassists.
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August 11, 2006 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Jazz actually managed to find its way on to the Hollywood Bowl's 2006 summer jazz series in Wednesday night's program of small groups. And it was a good one, as one might expect from a concert featuring the bands of Joshua Redman, Christian McBride and Herbie Hancock.
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April 20, 2006
Jazz sax man Joshua Redman has achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success. The son of legendary jazz man Dewey Redman, Joshua came to prominence when he won the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. In addition to a busy recording and performance schedule, Redman is the artistic director of the San Francisco Jazz Festival.
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April 2, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joshua Redman was scheduled to premiere "Passage of Time," a new extended work for jazz quartet, Sunday night at Spring Season 2001 in San Francisco. But maybe Redman, who is artistic director of the SFJAZZ organization, was having a bit of April Fool's Day fun, since he presented a substantial portion of the work Friday night in the first of four programs at Founders Hall in the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
NEWS
April 20, 2006
Jazz sax man Joshua Redman has achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success. The son of legendary jazz man Dewey Redman, Joshua came to prominence when he won the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. In addition to a busy recording and performance schedule, Redman is the artistic director of the San Francisco Jazz Festival.
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August 19, 1994
Tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman will host "Cyber-Talk" on America Online Monday evening at 6:30. Redman will be available to chat with fans regarding his upcoming release for Warner Bros. Records, "Mood Swing." Each segment of "Cyber-Talk" features a different Warner Bros. Records/affiliate label artist who will answer questions from on-line users in the "digital auditorium" for approximately one hour.
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March 30, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman--who manages the seemingly incompatible task of selling tons of records while earning laudatory critical reviews--is rushing across California this weekend. Tonight and Saturday he performs at Founders Hall in the Orange County Performing Arts Center. On Sunday he heads up to San Francisco to perform on the climactic program of the SFJAZZ Spring Season 2001.
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August 11, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Toward the end of his set at the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday night, Joshua Redman played a lovely original ballad titled "Neverend." It was one of the high points of the week's Lexus Jazz at the Bowl concert, a piece in which his prolific tenor saxophone technique was placed completely at the service of a thoughtful, sensitive improvisation. It also, unfortunately, could have served as the subtitle for an event that sometimes seemed interminable, stretching from 8 until well past 11 p.m.
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