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Joshua Redman

A gifted tenor saxophonist, Joshua Redman is a thoughtful, forward-thinking jazz artist whose robust improvisational style balances a love of the bop tradition with an ear for advanced harmony and playful exploration. Born in Berkeley, California in 1969, Redman grew up in a musical family as the son of respected tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman. Exposed to a wide variety of music from a young age, he first started out playing clarinet before switching to tenor saxophone around age ten. Although he studied music prodigiously throughout his school years, he ultimately graduated from Harvard with a degree in social studies. He had also been accepted at Yale Law School when he decided instead to move to New York City and pursue his musical interests.

In 1991, Redman won first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and landed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Two years later, he made his solo debut with an eponymous effort, earning his first Grammy nomination in the process. He followed up with 1993's Wish, featuring guitarist Pat Metheny. He then recorded and toured with Chick Corea, after which he returned to his solo work with 1998's Timeless Tales (For Changing Times). Beyond appeared in 2000.

In 2001, Redman released Passage of Time, showcasing his quartet with pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. The following year, Elastic arrived in stores and found Redman exploring his electronica and experimental rock influences. In 2005, the saxophonist made the move to Nonesuch and released the Grammy-nominated Momentum, featuring keyboardist Sam Yahel, drummer Brian Blade, and others. Back East followed in 2007, with Compass arriving early in 2009.

Redman next appeared on the 2011 debut album from the jazz quartet James Farm. That album was followed in quick succession by his 2013 orchestral album, Walking Shadows, and his 2014 concert album, Trios Live, featuring tracks from two separate performances, one at N.Y.C.'s Jazz Standard and the other at Washington's Blues Alley.

A year later, he paired with maverick piano trio the Bad Plus on the collaborative effort The Bad Plus Joshua Redman. The album earned Redman a Grammy nomination for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for his performance on "Friend or Foe." In 2016, Redman joined pianist and longtime associate Brad Mehldau for the duo album Nearness. It earned them both a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. ~ Matt Collar
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Selected Discography


Track List: Trios Live

1. Mack The Knife

2. Never Let Me Go

3. Soul Dance

4. Act Natural

5. Mantra #5

6. Trinkle, Tinkle

7. The Ocean


Track List: Walking Shadows

1. The Folks Who Live On The Hill

2. Lush Life

3. Stop This Train

4. Adagio

5. Easy Living

6. Doll Is Mine

7. Infant Eyes

8. Let It Be

9. Final Hour

10. Last Glimpse Of Gotham

11. Star Dust

12. Let Me Down Easy


Track List: Timeless Tales [For Changing Times]

1. Summertime

2. Interlude 1

3. Visions

4. Yesterdays

5. Interlude 2

6. I Had A King

7. The Times They Are A-Changin'

8. Interlude 3

9. It Might As Well Be Spring

10. Interlude 4

11. How Deep Is The Ocean

12. Interlude 5

13. Love For Sale

14. Interlude 6

15. Eleanor Rigby

16. Interlude 7

17. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore


Track List: Compass

1. Uncharted

2. Faraway

4. Just Like You

5. Hutchhiker's Guide

6. Ghost

7. Insomnomaniac

8. Moonlight

9. Un Peu Fou

10. March

11. Round Reuben

12. Little Ditty

13. Through The Valley


Track List: Back East

1. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

3. Zarafah

4. Indian Song

5. I'm An Old Cowhand

6. Wagon Wheels

7. Back East

8. Mantra #5

9. Indonesia

10. India

11. Gj


Track List: Elastic

1. Molten Soul

2. Jazz Crimes

3. The Long Way Home

4. Oumou

5. Still Pushin' That Rock

6. Can A Good Thing Last Forever?

7. Boogelias Tic

8. Unknowing

9. News From The Front

10. Letting Go

11. The Birthday Song Part 1


Track List: Passage Of Time

1. Before

2. Free Speech, Phase I

3. Free Speech, Phase II

4. Our Minuet

5. Bronze

6. Time

7. Enemies Within

8. After


Track List: Beyond

1. Courage (Asymmertic Aria)

2. Belonging (Lopsided Lullaby)

3. Neverend

4. Leap Of Faith

5. Balance

6. Twilight ... And Beyond

7. Stoic Revolutions

8. Suspended Emanations

9. Last Rites Of Rock 'N' Roll

10. A Life?


Track List: Freedom In The Groove

1. Hide And Seek

2. One Shining Soul

3. Streams Of Consciousness

4. When The Sun Comes Down

5. Home Fries

6. Invocation

7. Dare I Ask?

8. Cat Battles

9. Pantomime

10. Can't Dance


Track List: Spirit Of The Moment Live At The Village Vanguard

Disc 1

1. Jig-A-Jug (Live)

2. My One And Only Love (Live)

3. Count Me Out

4. Second Snow

5. Remember

6. Dialogue

7. St. Thomas

Disc 2

1. Herbs And Roots (Live)

2. Wait No Longer

3. Neverend

4. Just In Time

5. Mt. Zion

6. Slapstick (Live)

7. Lyric


Track List: Joshua Redman

1. Blues On Sunday

2. Wish

3. Trinkle Tinkle

4. Echoes

5. I Got You (I Feel Good)

6. Body & Soul

7. Tribalism

8. Groove X

9. Salt Peanuts

10. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

11. Sublimation


Track List: Wish

1. Turnaround

2. Soul Dance

3. Make Sure You're Sure

4. The Deserving Many

5. We Had A Sister

6. Moose The Mooche

7. Tears In Heaven

8. Whittlin'

9. Wish (Live)

10. Blues For Pat (Live)


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Find a live version on youtube of Hide and go seek! It will change your life!
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Took in a performance at the village vanguard = fan for life
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Just reading the other comments. Joshua was definitely a great musician who really knew how to play that Sax!!!
A musician to be RESPECTED !!!!!!!
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WoW!! What a gifted SOLID Talent!!!!
His music stops you, or at least it does me. Am totally impressed !! :-)
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People are reacting to the comment that he will never be an innovator, which is (a) an out of place evaluation and speculation in a bio, (b) a mean thing to say, and (c) patently not true (listen to Elastic). It sounds like the reviewer was so annoyed by all the hype around Redman that he just had to get in a dig here and there. Unprofession a l .
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People are reacting to the out of place comment that he will never be an innovator, which is (a) an out of place evaluation and speculation in a bio, (b) a mean thing to say, and (c) patently not true (listen to Elastic). It sounds like the reviewer was so annoyed by all the hype around Redman that he just had to get in a dig here and there. Unprofession a l .
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Also it's kind of weird that he thinks it's a pity that his apprenticesh i p was so short. It's like he's mad because he thinks Redman didn't pay his dues for long enough. The guy definitely has an axe to grind, but there's only so many negative things you can say about a legendary musician.
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love him...
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The bios on Pandora often contain evaluation of the music. No one can criticize art unless they are a better artist than the artist they're commenting on? Grow up! It's called criticism. And the bio says Redman is talented right in the first few lines so please stop writing comments as if the author said he wasn't.
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I'll defend the bio: Redman WAS overhyped when he started; there were (and are) scores of saxophonists who deserved as much or more recognition as he got (and Joshua has said so himself). But he had an intriguing story: white Jewish mother (who raised him), black jazz musician father, Ivy League education. And Josh himself was a friendly, good-looking guy. In short, a marketing team's dream product. To Josh's credit, he has worked hard to live up to the hype. God bless him.
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What?! Josh will probably "never be an innovator?" Absolutely. Ridiculous. He's proven himself a superlative talent and wide ranging musician over the course of time. And not to forget, he's an innovator too.
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who will probably never be an innovator ... ok Yanno ... I disagree w/ this point ... I've found some of his themes/tapes t r i e s / m o o d s innovative ... he itches a spot no one else has ... gotta have my Joshua Redman Fix !!
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Some olk get lucky and get work they don't necessarily have the chops for, yet, they get paid ... I would love to see more people of color, and understandin g of jazz get the opportunity to be a jazz critic ... Joshua Redman is a superlative jazz sax artist and musician who certainly has earned a place of high esteem in the jazz world BECAUSE of his talent ...
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What an awful bio. Joshua Redman is an incredible, innovative, and powerful leader and musician and lives up to every bit of the hype that he has EARNED.
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Joshua Redman,...a man to be respected & appreciated. An innovator, writer & artist in his time, able to express what jazz is, means & feels like from his own prospective, . . . l i k e all who have & will play. The critic did what he thought was his job. Just proves that we the listener have to always be aware of what is real to us, not just because someone said so but; because we feel Joshua's message, individualis t i c style & respect him for the work. Well done, my brother.
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How can this bio say that he is not an innovator. The mere attribute that he pays attention to the rules of old school jazz and as a younger player, that makes him an innovator, but he also puts his own style on it are just a few of his innovations. He has solid talent
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sound like a good man,who knew how to play that sax,love jazz.
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Love Joshua more now that I know he passed on being a doctor and on law school wow great musician
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This bio is terrible. Also, Scott seems to thing that only men can be musicians?
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Saw him live and loved it. No tricks, just good music.
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Saw him live and listen to his CD's
His old school respect and he's innovative sound is well balance
To any real jazz listener
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I like this Brother.. Nice stuff.. ;-)
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So nice hearing Wish while reviewing beer brewing articles ... takes me back to hearing Redman live in Davis, California in the early 90's. Great then and great now! One of the best modern tenors to my ear ... does Pandora ever change a crappy bio?
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As a jazz saxophonist myself, I've been deeply influenced by Redman. I love his soulful bebop approach to jazz. No matter the review... Redman can groove and deliver great music. Keep Jammin' ya'll!
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Where the heck does Pandora get their bios?
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Joshua Redman's Live at the Vanguard is the best live jazz album I've ever heard. There's something new there every time I play it - which is often. He's a boss tenor man!
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Can Scott Yanow point us to any albums or music he has made? Maybe he is an innovator. if you do not like Redman's music, why don't you go and play your own? Has Scott listened to Redman's Swing Moods? Pandora should take down this bio.
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well to get first is something Yanow.
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it does seem like the reviewer has an ax to grind
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My critic of Scott Yanov is he has to be HATER of Redman. I remember when I first heard this guy, I was hooked! He lived up to the hype... along with Roy Hargroves, Christian McBride etc. Play on Brother ; D
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It is clear Yanow's comments are quite harsh. I don't like them myself. Certainly, Redman is a uniquely expressive and gifted interpreter of music on his saxophone, but he is not quite the same innovative force musically that Coltrane or Coleman were in their generation. Let's be honest, folks... I truly enjoy his playing for the fine craft it is, but while quite expressive and heartfelt, Yanow is correct in stating that it really does not cover much new ground. Everyone is right here.
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Who is Scott Yanow and what does he have against Josh Redman? That bio is no more than a mean put-down, and has nothing positive to say about one of the best tenor players around...
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Correction, the album was called Elastic. Highly recommended for anyone looking to hear an educated jazzman's take on fusion-based grooves...
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Never an innovator? Interesting. . . Elasticity is quite innovative.
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I play tenor and alto and it's obvious Redman is slick but after listening to him I never take anything away with me . It all just sort of blurs together . I have heard a lot of players like that ,dazzling but only on a superficial level . Like Yeah but so what?
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I see so many people unhappy about the negatively criticized bio posted here. Redman, a potentially multi-talent e d / g i f t e d individual in many fields, who decided to choose his career as a musician, should receive nothing but praises, and we all should feel lucky to have the opportunity to listen to his music. A more complete and factual bio is as follows: http://en.wi k i p e d i a . o r g / w i k i / J o s h u a _ R e d m a n
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the tune suspended emanations is subtle n tasty with fine band play. as it is subtle it does cook like a pot of stew . the flame is on low but the stew is SMOKIN HOT
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this bio is a bunch of crap... Joshua Redman is one of my favorite saxophonists of all time! screw this guy!!!
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Redman is certainly more 'innovative' than whoever wrote this hypercritica l bio.... Yanow seems to have lost the ability to look past his judgements and really feel the music.
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As I read through some of the comments regarding Joshua Redman, I too agree that the bio was somewhat critical. If I were to base my opinion on what the critic had to say, I would have overlooked this young artist.....H i s music sounds wonderful. I concur, the purpose of the bio is to be informative and objective... . . . . .
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Take this bio down... Who the hell is this guy talking all this trash?
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This bio is really negative, bordering inappropriat e to serve its purpose (educating interested potential fans on the artist). Pretty disappointed at the snarky tone. He was clearly attempting to discount Redman but instead just revealed himself to be a jerk. I've seen Redman live several times. He is great!
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passion in the Jazz mansion your BIO is Crashin!
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Maybe if the critic who wrote this bio used less speculation (and consequently a few less words), perhaps there would be something left to write bios for many other artists appearing on this site who have no bio whatsoever. A run-on sentence you say: correct indeed, used for dramatic effect to parallel this bio's speculative fluff. All I know is this cat played some good jazz that I enjoyed listening to--'nuff said.
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Pandora should just state facts, discography etc-the info is always ridiculous and inaccurate.
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He definitely went to Berklee on top of Harvard... Crazy bio!!!
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Pandora, The focus of a bio is to introduce an unfamiliar ear to the person behind the music. Scott Yanow's bio of Josh is absolutely ridiculous. To address a few points, Josh graduated with highest honors from Harvard, is a major influence on sax players today, and when he won the Monk competition- he beat out Eric Alexander and Chris Potter- who is regarded by most as one of the best living tenor o n g with Josh. Mr. Yanow needs to pick up a horn and show me he can hang with Josh.
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Is this is a bio or an attack? Silly for me thinking bio only stated facts about a person... Pandora needs to find another bio for this artist.
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I know, Redman (who will probably never be an innovator). Ouch... It's probably just cause he's a Harvard child.
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