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Joshua Redman Elastic Band

Momentum

2005-06-06

Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Joshua Redman steps back to the plate with two new releases on Nonesuch Records.

The recordings display two sides of the ground-breaking artist; the first, the new electric album from Redman's "Elastic Band", shows off his funk and groove chops in a collaboration with keyboardist Sam Yahel. Guest artists on this disc include MeShell Ndegeocello, The Roots’ ?uestlove and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea.

The next features Redman as Artistic Director for a loose group of like-minded composers calling themselves the SF Jazz Collective. This live acoustic disc is a selection of traditional jazz recordings created during their 2004 residency. The first half pays tribute to Ornette Coleman and John Coletrane; the last half features original compositions.

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