Joshua Redman Group ft. Gabrielle Cavassa

  • Main Stage
    Thursday 11•July•2024
    22:15•23:30

Joshua Redman’s website biography is bookended by a list of some fifty-odd names, ranging from B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, across Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, our very own Toots Thielemans, all the way up to Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea… an impressive roll call of just some of the artists the saxophonist has worked with over the course of his career. Whereas things could have panned out very differently for him. Even though Joshua is the son of sax legend Dewey Redman - which meant he was breastfed on jazz  - the man almost went on to become a lawyer. Having graduated from high school, some of his friends fortunately persuaded him to join them as they left for New York instead of going on to law school. The Big Apple was where young Redman soon attracted attention. After less than a year spent totally immersing himself in the local scene, he set off on tour with such luminaries as Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano and Charlie Haden.

 

His self-titled debut album, which came out in 1993, instantly got him a Grammy nomination. He became besties and started a quartet with big future names Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade and took an interest in exploring hiphop and electronic music at the right time. Sometimes, Lady Luck simply smiles down on you, as his career went on to show. After 30+ years, his artistic urge remains undimmed as his last album - the phenomenal 'where are we’, which came out on the renowned Blue Note Records label in 2023 - saw Redman work with a singer for the first time ever. Young Gabrielle Cavassa uses her fragile yet confident voice to create an intimacy that is the perfect match for Redman’s hybrid arrangements. The best ideas sometimes take a little time - thirty years in this case - in order to mature. But boy are we grateful that Redman ultimately ended up taking this step. A live show to look forward to!


Line-up

  • Joshua Redman - saxophone
  • Gabrielle Cavassa - vocals
  • Paul Cornish - piano
  • Philip Norris - bass
  • Nazir Ebo - drums


Tickets from 29 euros