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Tuesday January 15, 2019

From The Miami Herald

Saxophonist Joshua Redman brings ‘high-art’ sound to Jazz Roots
By: Bob Weinberg

The Jazz Roots series’ 11th season continues Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami with a performance by saxophonist Joshua Redman, who recently received a Grammy nomination for his 2018 release ‘Still Dreaming.’

Possessing a rich, soulful tone inspired by heroes such as John Coltrane and Joe Henderson, Redman has established himself among his generation’s jazz elite. He’s received critical raves since his self-titled 1993 debut recording ‘” his next, ‘Wish,’ would earn him his first Grammy nod. He’s also appeared on the big screen in Robert Altman’s ‘Kansas City’ and in ‘Blues Brothers 2000.’ And he continues to seek new challenges, helming the SFJAZZ Collective in San Francisco, recording with jazz-rock trio the Bad Plus, and taking part in the collaborative quartet James Farm.

[…] The same could be said of Redman the younger. He enjoys mixing it up, in fact, feels a responsibility to do so. He’s looking forward to hooking up with his quartet in Miami, having played with pianist Goldberg for more than 20 years and for several years with drummer Calvaire.

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