May 18, 2024

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Return of Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Christian McBride: Video, Photo

“Musicians with a frightening level of talent are playing today,” the New York Times wrote on the “Long Gone” page, the latest release of young jazz lions (of his era) – the early 90s – namely Joshua Redman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Brian Blade ( drums) and Christian McBride (bass) released by Nonesusch and scheduled to be officially released in early September 2022.

The fusion of outside influences into consensual jazz, polyrhythmic playing, scholarly boldness: All of that was fresh for these musicians in the 1990s. There’s something undeniably—amusing, even—about listening to them stay in tune to this day.” continued NYT.

To mark the reunion after 26 years the album “Long Gode” will contain about six tracks and a number entitled “Disco Ears,” has been launched as a promotion and can be enjoyed on the Youtube page.

RoundAgain, the group’s first record since 1994’s MoodSwing, debuted at No. 1 on the Current Traditional Jazz Albums chart in the US and at No. 1 on the Jazz & Blues chart in the UK. The album received two Grammy nominations. NPR called it a “perfect effort,” stating that the four musicians “only got better then” and each “is at the top of his game right now.”

Redman said “I soon realized that this band wasn’t going to last long. They are undoubtedly, for our generation, among the most accomplished and innovative on their respective instruments. I know better than anyone how incredibly lucky I am to have had such a short time with them.”

A Mood Swing Reunion tour will kick off on September 22 and run from Northridge, California USA until at least November this year.

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