With a nod to the past and a wink to the future, Joshua Redman’s Still Dreaming is a gift to his father, the legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman. In a program of new compositions inspired by his father’s band, which featured Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell, Joshua Redman calls on Brian Blade on drums, Scott Colley on bass, and Ron Miles on trumpet to celebrate the tradition and innovation fostered by Dewey and his band.
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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