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Timeless Tales (For Changing Times)
Joshua Redman
Timeless Tales (For Changing Times)
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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On Timeless Tales, saxophone hero Joshua Redman examines ten popular standards from a variety of musical eras. Opening with a expansive version of "Summertime," Redman's tone is both hearty and buoyant. With the tasteful a...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Joshua Redman
Title: Timeless Tales (For Changing Times)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 9/22/1998
Release Date: 9/22/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624705222, 936247052222

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On Timeless Tales, saxophone hero Joshua Redman examines ten popular standards from a variety of musical eras. Opening with a expansive version of "Summertime," Redman's tone is both hearty and buoyant. With the tasteful accompaniment of Brad Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Brian Blade on drums, he covers a range of once-contemporary pop and rock classics including "Eleanor Rigby," "The Times They Are A-Changin," and even a tune by Prince. Using the tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones in his instrumental arsenal, Redman reveals a vibrant imagination while staying solidly within the mainstream of jazz. Embracing beautiful ballads like "How Deep Is the Ocean" and jaunty old compositions like "Love for Sale," Joshua Redman exhibits discerning taste in his chosen selections and distinctive playing style. --Mitch Myers

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Best of the Young Lions?
Brint Conley | Cincinnati, Ohio USA | 05/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Where would modern jazz be without Joshua Redman? He stands as one of the few living sax players capable of actually making and original statement with his instrument, and doing so ina manner that will leave a lasting impression on the listener. "Timeless Tales" is without any original Redman compositions, so a first time listener will not be able to hear the full abilities of this young man. Still, for someone new to jazz or interested in strong improvs of well known standards this is an excellent selection. If there are any complaints to be made they are few. The group is perhaps too laid back at times (Times They Are a Changing) but they still provide timeless renditions of "TImeless Tales" none the less."
Great C.D.! Immensely Satisfying!
Brint Conley | 02/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Joshua Redman's openness to pop forms and his gifts for expressing its open emotions in language uncompromisingly that of Jazz's highest aspirations makes him a unique figure in contemporary improvising.On the tenor saxaphone he projects elements of the whole tradition of his instrument in Jazz-- Jump band, Soul, Bebop, Romatic Tenor Ballad, Free; his sound is his own, and his style is getting there.He understands how to construct drama in musical language.He has a centered tone,swings unerringly,creates elegant melodies within complex structures.Redman has expaned his horizons with each release, and his 1998 offering "Timeless Tales" is no exception. Joined by a brilliantly interactive peer group rhythm section (pianist Brad Mehldau,bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Brian Blade),the saxophonist interprets five songbook classics and five "new standards" blending a sophisticated understanding of Pop codes with a comprehensive command of the Jazz vocabulary. Give it a listen."
Timeless Beauty
Brint Conley | 04/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If kids today only knew what they were missing.Joshua Redman is a great musician and this is truly a wonderful recording.My favorite cut is "visions" a remake of the Stevie Wonder classic.Music like this never gets old unlike the garbage we are inundated with on radio and television.If anyone is interested in hearing some great TIMELESS JAZZ!PICK UP THIS C.D."