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Wednesday March 29, 2017

From The Columbus Dispatch

Concert review | Joshua Redman: Still Dreaming pays tribute to avant-garde jazz in dreamy way
By: Curtis Schieber

Nearly 60 years after Ornette Coleman recorded the album that declared the arrival of avant-garde jazz with its title “Something Else!!!! The Music of Ornette Coleman,” the saxophonist and composer’s approach to improvisation is still a musical talking point.

It was more so in the late 1970s, when four of his sidemen — saxophonist Dewey Redman, trumpeter Don Cherry, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Ed Blackwell — formed Old and New Dreams to celebrate Coleman’s musical legacy.

Redman’s son Joshua and his group Still Dreaming paid tribute to that celebration, adding another generation to Coleman’s heritage, Wednesday night in the Wexner Center’s Performance Space with two shows of covers and originals.