Joshua Redman - Still Dreaming
40 years after Dewey Redman played Moldejazz with his band Old and New Dreams, son Joshua is dreaming on…
In 1979, Joshua Redman's father Dewey played at Moldejazz with legendary "Old and New Dreams Band", the group which of course has inspired "Still Dreaming" in terms of name, instrumental composition and music. The spirited jazz artist influenced by Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking music has received a new update with the quartet Joshua Redman presents this year.
The last time Redman visited Moldejazz, he performed a duo concert that has become almost legendary. Together with Ola Kvernberg, he made a in a remarkable performance at our venue, Teatret Vårt. The concert resulted in the collaboration continuing with an extensive Norway Tour and concerts at major festivals abroad. This time, the saxophone master has trumpeter Ron Miles, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Dave King on his ensemble.
Redman senior frequently played together with Ornette Coleman, but as Coleman went searching for a more electrical expression, Redman gathered Coleman's former colleagues back to Old and New Dreams. The band made several critically acclaimed albums for ECM and toured the world with great success, including Moldejazz in 1979 and 1982. Joshua Redman continues the musical legacy of both his father and Coleman through Still Dreaming.
– This is a supergroup at work, but – as with Coleman’s own bands and Old and New Dreams themselves – they never sound as if they’re trying to make an issue out of that, wrote John Fordham, the Guardians main jazz-critic. Considering this – make sure to give this band a listen!
Joshua Redman, Saxophone / Ron Miles, Trumpet / Scott Colley, Bass / Dave King, Drums.
Teatret Vårt, Thursday 18 July at 8 pm.