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Music, All Shook Down Myra Melford on the Magic of Duos, the Art of Improvisation, and Performing With Rappers For the First Time

Myra Melford on the Magic of Duos, the Art of Improvisation, and Performing With Rappers For the First Time

Expect the unexpected at the Rickshaw Stop tomorrow night. Presented by Red Bull Music Academy Radio San Francisco — currently celebrating its 10th anniversary with a full two weeks of live performances, guest DJs, and more, broadcasting out of a…
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Music, All Shook Down Joshua Redman, Lily Allen and Valentino: Your Weekend Hitlist

Joshua Redman, Lily Allen and Valentino: Your Weekend Hitlist

April is already here and there are lots of great things to do -- this weekend alone is filled with fabulous movies and concerts. Spend the days playing in the sun and the cold windy nights taking in some San…
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Music, Hear This He Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

He Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

One of today's most respected and successful jazz saxophonists, Joshua Redman nonetheless has a haunted career. Ghosts of legends like Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, or Dewey Redman (Joshua's father) constantly poke listeners whenever the younger Redman plays — which is…
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Music, Reviewed SFJAZZ Collective

SFJAZZ Collective

Saxophonist Joshua Redman hopes to build his legacy by mainstreaming the music of the jazz adventurers of the '50s and '60s. For his sophomore recording with the SFJAZZ Collective, a repertory ensemble sponsored by SFJAZZ — one of the nation's…
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Music, The Insiders Take It Out

The Insiders Take It Out

Joshua Redman's five-year stint as artistic director for SFJAZZ's spring season has turned out to be a sweet gig. Not only does the celebrated saxophonist now have the clout to book an unprecedented number of jazz's top new-school innovators on…
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Calendar, Night&Day New Trad Jazz

New Trad Jazz

Thirty-one-year-old Joshua Redman is young, smart, and deeply talented. The Berkeley High alum and Harvard U grad splashed down as the "It Boy" of contemporary saxophony in the early '90s, winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and becoming…
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Music, Tenor of the Times

Tenor of the Times

Tradition for me, in jazz, is not with a capital T, and tradition also is not a backward-looking attitude," explains celebrated saxophonist Joshua Redman. "For me, tradition in jazz is a living, breathing thing. It's the language of jazz as…
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Music, Record Longineu Parsons

Longineu Parsons

Longineu Parsons Spaced: Collected Works 1980-1999 (Luv n' Haight) Sometime-conventional wisdom holds that jazz is relatively immune to the marketing and promotional forces that shape mainstream success in the rest of the pop music world. It is here, in this…
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