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Thursday November 21, 2013

From The Pittsburgh Tribune

Sax star Joshua Redman is a product of his performances
By: Bob Karlovits

Joshua Redman believes over-analysis can spoil a wide range of activities.

“The experience is best left whole,” he says.

Redman, 44, will be bringing the work that has shaped his career to the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild on the North Side on Nov. 23. The saxophonist has performed with groups from the String Cheese Incident and the Rolling Stones to jazz masters Charlie Haden and Jack DeJohnette. But he also has kept a quartet together for 17 years.

He will be at the guild with the band that features pianist Aaron Goldberg, drummer Gregory Hutchinson and bassist Reuben Rogers.

When you are with a group of players for a great while, Redman says, “you create a trust, and you know you can take chances — go out on a limb.”

On the other hand, performing in a variety of situations creates the possibility of learning new aspects of music.

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