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Joshua Redman Group feat. Gabrielle Cavassa – ‘where are we’ Tour – 9:00 PM
Renowned saxophonist Joshua Redman now turns his attention to his new project, where are we, which will be released in September of 2023. Where Are We marks the first time that Redman has included a vocalist, Gabrielle Cavassa, on a record, and also features Aaron Parks on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, and Brian Blade on drums.
Redman notes that “the surface concept of Where We Are is rather simple. Each of the songs on the album is about, or at least makes reference to, a specific geographical location in the United States: Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia,” Count Basie’s “Going To Chicago,” Rodgers & Hart’s “Manhattan” and John Coltrane’s “Alabama,”…So, on one level, this is an album about America – at once a celebration and a critique. But it is also, to varying degrees, a ballads album, a standards album, an album of romantic longing, an album of social reflection, an album of melodic invention, an album of improvisational adventure, an album of mashups, perhaps even a tribute album of sorts.”
Conceived and planned during pandemic lockdown, states Redman, “it was a dream come true to finally have a chance to connect Aaron, Joe, and Brian — 3 of the most sublimely lyrical and deeply grooving musicians on the planet, who, somehow, had never before played together as a rhythm section. And it was a transformative experience to collaborate with Gabrielle – a vocalist of uncommon style, sincerity, and soul…Where Are We is perhaps above all a meditation on the power and importance of place – the unique human beauty created when we locate ourselves in shared physical spaces together with others; the loss, anomie, and angst suffered when we divide ourselves unnaturally and unjustly apart.”
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