Wednesday March 12, 2008
IMN is pleased to announce the addition of renowned saxophonist Joshua Redman to our worldwide roster. One of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s, the award-winning saxophonist has toured and/or recorded with eminent musicians such as his father, the late saxophonist Dewey Redman, bassists Charlie Haden and Christian McBride; pianists Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner and Brad Mehldau; guitarist Pat Metheny; and drummers Roy Haynes, Jack DeJohnette, Elvin Jones, Paul Motian, Billy Higgins and Brian Blade. He has recorded over ten albums (on Warner Brothers and most recently Nonesuch) as a leader, including the 2007 Grammy-nominated Back East, the 2005 Grammy-nominated Momentum, and has garnered top honors in critics and readers polls of DownBeat, Jazz Times, The Village Voice and Rolling Stone. From 2000-2006 Redman was the Artistic Director of the non-profit jazz-presenting organization SFJAZZ, as well as a member of the SFJAZZ Collective, an ensemble distinguished both by the creativity of its members and a unique primary emphasis on composition. On his latest album, Back East, Redman paid tribute to Sonny Rollins’ 1957 album Way Out West, teaming up with musicians including Brian Blade, Christian McBride, Al Jackson, Joe Lovano, and his late father. The fall of 2008 will see the release of Redman’s 13th recording as a leader.
one of the most vital figures in jazz of the new century
-The Los Angeles Times