Redman, Joshua

WARNER, 2023Album
Instrument: SAXOPHONE

Issue: 29.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Classic
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 84
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman ponders our plight as we navigate through increasingly difficult passages in life on Where We Are. We reviewed the 2-disc, vinyl edition with 13 selections spread across four sides. Aaron Parks (p), Joe Sanders (g) and Brian Blade (d) are the core musicians behind featured vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa. Special guests Kurt Rosenwinkle (g), Joel Ross (vibes), Nicholas Payton (t), and Peter Bernstein (g) each add additional flavors on one selection apiece. Redman’s tone is warm and supports the blues theme. The massages are rich, and Cavassa’s delivery draws listeners into the music, a well-balanced session, Redman’s first featuring a vocalist.


Publicist: Blue Note