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Joshua Redman (born February 1, 1969) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. In 1991, he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Life and career: Redman was born in Berkeley, California, to jazz saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer and librarian Renee Shedroff. He was exposed to many kinds of music at the Center for World Music in Berkeley, where his mother studied South Indian dance. Some of his earliest lessons in music and improvisation were on recorder with gamelan player Jody Diamond. He was exposed at an early age to a variety of music and instruments and began playing clarinet at age nine before switching to what became his primary instrument, the tenor saxophone, one year later. Redman cites John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cannonball Adderley, his father Dewey Redman, as well as the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, the Police and Led Zeppelin as musical influences. He graduated from Berkeley High...

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On May 11, 2011. 11:36pm
Christopher Lynch said

One of the heavenliest joys of being a jazz father was taking my son along to see JR perform live, at the now sadly defunct, Continental Cafe in Prahran, Melbourne, some years ago. What a crackerjack saxman! My son and I also enjoyed seeing his fabulous father Dewey, live at an earlier point in time. Well, that night Joshua played superbly - picking up the alto too! - and graciously signed his "Beyond", CD for us. We mentioned to him the importance of parent to child relationships in music - we remain amateur musos - and he was delighted to know we had seen his beloved dad together. In summary, as parents and older jazz lovers, we all have a duty to pass on the flame to younger listeners as well as to inspire and educate them about this paramount art form.
That wonderful night he wrote, "Peace, Love, Gratitude", on our CD. Well Joshua, that's what I'm now saying to you and to the wondeful team at ABC Jazz!

On Sep 28, 2016. 3:49pm
Stu said

Really enjoying the Mehldau/Redman "Nearness" live album feature...... Always August probably my favourite track

On Sep 30, 2016. 10:53pm
Anonymous said

Thanks for posting this information. Joshua Redman is my fev. musicion

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