Passage of Timeby Joshua Redman
In the spotlight since he burst on the scene in 1993, the tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman has never enjoyed the safety net of anonymity that allows developing young musicians to go out on the high wire without fear of failure, to smooth out the rough patches in the arduous course of developing a sound. Yet Redman has never rested on his laurels or played it safe; each of his albums shows him reaching for another level. Redman doesn't disappoint on the kaleidoscopic Passage of Time, an extended suite of original music for tenor saxophone and rhythm section. With a centered tone and unerring time, he creates elegant melodies within complex structures and makes rhythm speak; his vocabulary draws from the lyricism of John Coltrane, the cool flame of Joe Henderson, the blues sophistication of Eddie Harris. His talented cohorts (Aaron Goldberg, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; Gregory Hutchinson, drums) are in sync every step of the way, pushing, prodding, and complementing the flow.
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- Warner Bros / Wea
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