2019 Grammy Award Nominee:
• Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and trumpeter Ron Miles for Still Dreaming, an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman's 19761987 band, Old and New Dreams.
Along with the senior Redman, Old and New Dreams featured an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaboratorscornetist Don Cherry, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Ed Blackwellwho continued pushing musical boundaries as they had with Coleman even after their former bandleader moved in a new direction.
Still Dreaming features six new compositions by the new band as well as one tune by Haden and one from Coleman.
Redman told the Boston Globe that Old and New Dreams "were able to play very free, and at times abstract, thorny music. But at the same time there was a folk qualitywhether a connection to the blues, or with African music, or with very powerful, simple melodies. Their music had a vulnerability and a poignant lyricism. That balance was something very special." He continued, "It's not our mission to go back and rediscover some Golden Age. I'm hoping this is a band that has a lot of future ahead."
Joshua Redman's first self-titled studio album was released by Warner Bros. in 1993; eight additional records followed on Warner. His Nonesuch debut, Momentum, was released in 2005, along with the first of two SF JAZZ Collective albums on which he served as artistic director. In 2007, Nonesuch released Back East, Redman's first studio recording with an acoustic trio, followed by Compass in 2009 featuring double trio. His most recent album, 2011's James Farm, featured a band of the same name with pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland.
In 2013, Nonesuch released Walking Shadows, comprising 12 ballads; it was Redman's first recording to include an orchestral ensemble, and it was produced by Redman's friend and frequent collaborator Brad Mehldau. Redman regularly tours the world with various ensembles.
"Joshua Redman is one of the most visible jazz musicians of the last 15 years, which says something not just about his natural flow as an improviser and his command as a bandleader, but also about his willingness to use words...to represent jazz to the outside world." - New York Times
• Vinyl LP
• Limited time MP3 download
Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone
Ron Miles, cornet
Scott Colley, bass
Brian Blade, drums
1. New Year
3. Haze And Aspirations
4. It's Not The Same
1. Blues For Charlie
3. Comm Il Faut
4. The Rest