with Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Dave King
Friday, February 14, 2020 | 8:00 pm
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Saxophonist Joshua Redman, last seen at Duke Performances’ MONK@100 festival, is a rare musical explorer with an instantly identifiable and accessible sound. Since the nineties, Redman has regularly challenged contemporary jazz’s fluid narratives as a prolific bandleader and sideman releasing acclaimed recordings that convey his admiration for the improvisational tradition. Still Dreaming is Redman’s heartfelt acknowledgment of his late father Dewey Redman’s 1976-1987 band, Old and New Dreams — a tribute ensemble featuring alumni of the trailblazing Ornette Coleman Quartet. Redman teams with fellow torchbearers, including cornetist Ron Miles, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Dave King, for a requiem of free bop virtuosity that is an “homage both to that group, and to its inspiration’s free and capricious spirit” (The Guardian).
Joshua Redman 'Jazz Night in America, 'Still Dreaming': A Tribute to Old and New Dreams'
"Mr. Redman has always been a fluid technician, but the inner glow in his tone throughout the night, along with the grace and clarity of his ideas, suggested new levels of prowess.”