The charismatic jazz saxophonist plays the music of three giants of jazz. Redman’s new 3×3 project emerged in part from his COVID-19 pandemic experience. Literally on his way to the airport for a three-week tour of Europe when the world shut down in March 2020, the saxophonist found himself in the unprecedented situation of not being able to make music with another human being for over six months.
Joshua Redman 3×3 plays Ellington, Shorter, and Monk
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 AT 8:00 PM
WHERE: KOERNER HALL – TELUS CENTRE
ADDRESS: 273 BLOOR STREET WEST – TORONTO
COST: STARTING AT $50– BUY TICKETS
SERIES: TD JAZZ CONCERTS: THE GREAT COMPOSERS
“When I finally started getting together occasionally with folks for outdoor jam sessions,” he recalls, “the approach was predictably casual: ‘Let’s just play some tunes.’ Naturally, a lot of the tunes that were called were ones written by Duke, Monk, or Wayne.” He views the canonical contributions of these musical masters as key-way stations in his own artistic development. “The beauty and genius of Duke, Monk, and Wayne is that their compositions beg no ‘reinvention.’ They are so cogent and complete and yet so broadly malleable and interpretable just as they are . Of course, I’m not promising I won’t throw in a few of my own originals or original arrangements from time to time. It’s jazz. It’s improvisation. We go with the flow!”
Joshua Redman, saxophones; Larry Grenadier, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums.
YouTube Video – Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers and Kendrick Scott