|Artist:||Joshua Redman Quartet|
|Record Label:||Warner Bros.|
|Genre:||Jazz Instrument, Tenor Sax|
1. Sweet Sorrow
5. Alone in the Morning
8. The (In Three) Oneness of Two
9. Past in the Present
11. Headin' Home
|Playing Time:||70 min.|
Joshua Redman Quartet: Joshua Redman (tenor & soprano saxophone); Brad Mehldau (piano); Christian McBride (acoustic bass); Brian Blade (drums).Recorded at Power Station, New York on March 8-10, 1994. Includes liner notes by Joshua Redman.Personnel: Joshua Redman (saxophone, alto saxophone); Brad Mehldau (piano); Brian Blade (drums).Audio Mixer: James Farber.Liner Note Author: Joshua Redman.Recording information: Power Station, New York, NY (03/08/1994-03/10/1994).Photographers: Marc Hom; Jim Merrill.Unknown Contributor Role: Christian McBride.Saxophonist Joshua Redman's third album as a leader is cause for celebration, because here's a young jazzman gifted with all manner of technical gifts, yet he places a premium on feeling and communication. MOODSWING is just that, a series of changes, alternating between the cool and the hot--each arrangement depicting some aspect of Redman's wide-ranging musical personality.So it comes to pass that a long jump tune such as "Rejoice" (the centerpiece of MOODSWING) celebrates the gospel aspects of jazz in the tried and true manner of the original Jazz Messengers, even as a low-key "Faith" derives its inspiration from quieter forms of devotion, while "Dialogue" manages to combine both as Redman expounds on a quiet Aylerish hymn with escalating intensity.As with his previous recordings, listeners are left with the sense that young Joshua Redman is mature beyond his years. On a cool, swinging minor blues vamp such as "Chill," the ease with which he manipulates the timbres of his saxophone recall old-time tenor kings from the swing era. And yet, Redman is very much the contemporary thinker, as his funky closing tune "Headin' Home" illustrates. Whether playing R&B or hard bop, ballads or swing, blues or latin, it's the total conviction Joshua Redman brings to every note that makes MOODSWING a joy.
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