Sunday, 17 May 2015

84th birthday of Dewey Redman

(Born 17 May 1931, Fort Worth, Texas, US)
Versatile tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader, collaborates with a number of distinguished artists (especially alto saxophonists Ornette Coleman and Prince Lasha, trumpeter Don Cherry, pianists Cecil Taylor and Keith Jarrett, guitarist Pat Metheny, bassist Charlie Haden, drummers Ed Blackwell, Paul Motian, Charles Moffett, Elvin Jones) in groundbreaking recordings (1960s-1990s), plays in the celebrated Jarrett’s American Quartet of the 1970s particularly in the ensemble’s exquisite composition, The Survivors’ Suite (1976), father of the equally brilliant and accomplished tenorist Joshua Redman

(Dewey Redman and Ed Blackwell, Red and Black in Willisau [personnel: Redman, tenor saxophone, musette; Blackwell, drums; recorded: live, Willisau Jazz Festival, Switzerland, 31 August 1980])
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