Wednesday January 22, 2014
From Wolf Trap
A Wolf Trap Interview: Joshua Redman Praises His Quartet
By: Marisa Beahm Klein
Charismatic saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of the leading figures in the contemporary jazz scene. After winning the Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition early in his career, he’s gone on to perform with many highly acclaimed ensembles, helped launch the SFJAZZ Collective, and earned two Grammy nominations. Currently, he is on tour with three other jazz geniuses: Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, and Gregory Hutchinson.
Joshua Redman Quartet will perform on Sunday, February 9 at The Barns at Wolf Trap. In an interview with Wolf Trap’s Writer/Editor Marisa Beahm Klein, Redman discusses the chemistry of his quartet and the limitless nature of jazz.
Q. We are looking forward to have your quartet at Wolf Trap. I’ve been reading reviews of your current tour, and they’ve been fantastic. How are you feeling about it?
A. I’ve been feeling great. In this quartet there is a lot of musical history and love between the four of us. We go way back—we’ve been playing together as a quartet on and off since 1998, but our roots are deeper than that. I’ve been playing with Gregory Hutchinson since I moved New York City about 20 years ago. Aaron and Reuben met when they were freshmen in college in Boston, back in 1992, and have been playing together in a variety of formations for a long time.
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