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).
"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.”