‘Nearness’ by Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau is their first album together, recorded live in Europe in 2011 and released on September 9, 2016.
Track Listing : 1.Ornithology (Benny Harris, Charlie Parker) – 08:40 – . 2.Always August (Brad Mehldau) – 10:57 – . 3.In Walked Bud (Thelonious Monk) – 09:58 – . 4.Mehlsancholy Mode (Joshua Redman) – 12:39 – . 5.The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 16:47 – . 6.Old West (Brad Mehldau) – 14:39
Musicians : Brad Mehldau – Piano . Joshua Redman – Sax (Soprano & Tenor)
Production : Produced By Joshua Redman,Brad Mehldau . Greg Calbi – Mastering . Brian Montgomery – Editing . Paul Boothe – Engineer, Mixing
Package : John Gall – Design . Michael Wilson – Photography
Recorded In 2011.
Released On September 9, 2016 By Nonesuch Records.
And the chimingly catchy Mehldau rocker Old West brings out the best of Redman’s terse, rhythmically astute lyricism on soprano, and the composer’s ability to stray into the distance and find his way home by roundabout routes. […]
A sumptuous ballad reading of “The Nearness of You” unfolds for over 15 minutes without losing its grip, and even the brisk-and-breezy bebop of “Ornithology” twists and turns to keep you engaged. […]
Redman keeps his cool and his smoky timbre at all times, that buttery sound soaked in the tradition but contemporary enough to keep him in the real world. […]