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Monday April 15, 2019

From Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Jazz review: Redman quartet displays 2 decades together in group’s solid rapport
By: Dan Emerson

Early in his set Saturday night at Hopkins Center for the Arts, tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman mentioned to the audience that he has been playing music with the three other musicians on stage for 21 years – off and on between other projects. The familiarity and rapport built by that kind of longevity is crucial to an improvisational art like jazz, in which musicians’ ability to communicate spontaneously with each other – and listen – is crucial to success.

The other members of his longstanding quartet, with him on Saturday night, are pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Their musical rapport was on display as they delivered a set of tunes, many of them from the combo’s new album, ‘Come What May.’ Redman, the son of the late tenor man Dewey Redman, wrote all seven tunes on the LP.

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