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|Dewey Redman Quartet|
The Struggle Continues
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Dewey Redman is one of the most highly-regarded and influential saxophonists in jazz history. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1931 and played with another mighty local saxophonist, Ornette Coleman, while still in his t... more »
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Dewey Redman is one of the most highly-regarded and influential saxophonists in jazz history. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1931 and played with another mighty local saxophonist, Ornette Coleman, while still in his teens. From the late 1960s until the mid 1970s he worked again with Ornette, and, in the same period, played alongside Coleman's bassist Charlie Haden in Keith Jarrett's `American Quartet.' His other ECM recordings are with the group Old and New Dreams (with Haden, Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell), Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra and on Pat Metheny's 80/81. Originally recorded in January 1982, Redman's only ECM disc as a leader, The Struggle Continues, is a reminder of why Dewey was so highly regarded by his peers. With Ed Blackwell's soulful net of rhythms lifting him up, he moves through a range of styles with absolute authority and authenticity, from gently lilting balladry to free play, from the Texas tenor blues to bebop. The music on The Struggle Continues is comprised of Redman originals plus Charlie Parker's speeding "Dewey Square."
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Jessica Eubanks | 09/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This classic recording was FINALLY released on CD by ECM records after Dewey died. It was recorded in the 80's and Dewey waited all his life for that, but better late than never, I guess. I'm married to the piano player, Charles Eubanks, and so I'm very fond of this recording. In fact, I used to listen obsessively to "Love Is" before I ever met Charles, and it was the piano solo I used to get off on, check it out! But Dewey is suburb as always, on this cut. Classic, classic, classic."