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Music Review: 'Spirit of the Moment'

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Spirit of the Moment

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Joshua Redman
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B+

On this controlled yet fiery live set, tender young saxophonist Redman digs into jazz tradition — no pop concessions but, rather, an eagerness to entertain. His high-note parades and blues bends draw audience whoops, but his smartest work is evident on a cubist reading of ”St. Thomas” and on an up-tempo jaunt through ”Just in Time.” He’s not reinventing anything — yet — but Redman is a respectful wild man with a horn. B+