Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:00PM
Bing Concert Hall
“Full of urgency and spirit.” —NPR
“Simply radiates joy.” —JazzTimes
For his most recent project, Still Dreaming, SJW faculty artist Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Dave King, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles. The band — and eponymously-named Grammy-nominated album — was inspired by Dewey Redman’s 1976–1987 band, Old and New Dreams. Along with the senior Redman — yes, Joshua’s father — Old and New Dreams featured an all-star lineup of Ornette Coleman collaborators (cornetist Don Cherry, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Ed Blackwell) who continued pushing musical boundaries as they had with Coleman, even after their former bandleader moved in a new direction. The Still Dreaming ensemble pays tribute to their inspiration without recreating their sound, projecting an intimate beauty that honors the honest artistic vision that was Old and New Dreams. As Redman told NPR’s Jazz Night in America: “Each of us has a kind of special relationship to the corresponding instrumentalist in Old and New Dreams.” Redman told the Boston Globe that Old and New Dreams “were able to play very free, and at times abstract, thorny music. But at the same time there was a folk quality — whether a connection to the blues, or with African music, or with very powerful, simple melodies. Their music had a vulnerability and a poignant lyricism. That balance was something very special.” He continued, “It’s not our mission to go back and rediscover some Golden Age. I’m hoping this is a band that has a lot of future ahead.”
Joshua Redman, saxophone
Ron Miles, trumpet
Scott Colley, bass
Dave King, drums
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