DownBeat, Jazz Times, The Village Voice and Rolling Stone all agree that saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of a kind, but Pat Metheny said it best [Redman is] “the most important new musician in 20 years.” Redman launched his career with a band of then virtually unknown artists: Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade. All three have gone on to become legends in the jazz world. After years of working with the likes of The Bad Plus, The Roots and the Rolling Stones, Redman is turning his attention back to promising up-and-comers.
Joshua Redman has been developing and leading a quartet that features: Ron Miles on cornet, Scott Colley on bass and Brian Blade on drums. Redman formed the quartet to explore its sonic possibilities and to pay homage to Old and New Dreams, a band that featured his father, Dewey Redman, on tenor saxophone. That ideal is portrayed on his latest release, Still Dreaming.