Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, Brian Blade

Nonsuch, 2022CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 28.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 100
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade are prominent first call jazz musicians who need no introduction. They started as Reman’s working band in the 1990s, reunited in 2020 for Round Again and come together now (Sept-2022) on Long Gone. Redman’s compositions come alive with this team especially on “Kite Song”, the title track and the 2007 live take of “Rejoice”. We had the good fortune of reviewing this fine quartet on both vinyl and CD. The CD is more in your face while the vinyl is laid back with greater dynamic range. The large disc is more inviting, both audibly and visually, it’s pure bliss!


Publicist: Nonesuch