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Still Dreaming

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Son of legendary jazz saxophonist Dewey Redman, Joshua Redman has become a legend in his own right. As JamBase says, “When the conversation ensues about who is carrying on the great tradition of jazz musicianship today…if Joshua Redman’s name does not come up, the conversation is not worth having.” Now, the son pays homage to the father in Still Dreaming – a program of new compositions inspired by his father’s band, Old and New Dreams. In the 70’s and 80’s, Old and New Dreams featured an unforgettable lineup of Ornette Coleman band alumni – Dewey Redman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell – performing a mixture of Coleman classics and their own brilliant compositions. In Still Dreaming, Joshua taps Brian Blade, Scott Colley, and Ron Miles to celebrate the tradition of innovation fostered by Coleman and upheld by Dewey in Old and New Dreams. Their latest album, also titled Still Dreaming, features six new compositions by the band as well as one tune by Haden and one from Coleman. While Still Dreaming may be a nod to the past, it’s also a wink to the future and a tribute to a world where “solos flow freely and the blues is never far away” (The Financial Times).