Monday, April 22, 2019
Concert Review: The Joshua Redman Quartet at the Folly Theater
Joshua Redman is one of the elite jazz musicians of his generation partly because of his versatility and range. He showcased the conventional side of his talent at the Folly Theater on Thursday, April 11. The celebrated saxophonist, 50, and his longtime touring band of pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchinson, played more than 90 minutes of mainstream jazz for an audience of more than 600. Five of the nine songs on the setlist were drawn from the group’s strait-laced new album Come What May. Rather than offering the thrill of the new, the quartet demonstrated that mainstream jazz needn’t sound routine. Even at his dullest, Redman is one of the most exciting men in jazz.
Setlist: Circle of Life, How We Do, Come What May, Shed, I’ll Go Mine, Bloomdido, Stardust, DGAF, Yesterdays
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)