8 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joshua Redman’s father, the late Dewey Redman, played tenor in the trailblazing Old and New Dreams, which was essentially Ornette Coleman’s classic quartet without Coleman. It’s poignant hearing the younger Redman and like-minded peers play with the kind of open-form invention their elders did, but in the context of new original music (save for Coleman’s “Comme Il Faut” and Charlie Haden’s “Playing”). From majestic calm to sprightly precision, the band travels wide improvisational distances in a way that’s consistently concise.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joshua Redman’s father, the late Dewey Redman, played tenor in the trailblazing Old and New Dreams, which was essentially Ornette Coleman’s classic quartet without Coleman. It’s poignant hearing the younger Redman and like-minded peers play with the kind of open-form invention their elders did, but in the context of new original music (save for Coleman’s “Comme Il Faut” and Charlie Haden’s “Playing”). From majestic calm to sprightly precision, the band travels wide improvisational distances in a way that’s consistently concise.

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