Saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is an 11-time Grammy nominee and one of the most important voices in contemporary jazz.

Redman’s latest recording Where Are We is his first for Blue Note Records and also his first-ever vocal album. Featuring vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa, it takes us on a musical journey around the United States. Where Are We includes original compositions along with songs by Bruce Springsteen, Count Basie, Rodgers & Hart, John Coltrane, and more.

Ahead of his performance at Koerner Hall this Friday, Feb. 2, Redman joined us to talk about the new album and how it shaped his approach to music.