The original Joshua Redman Quartet is back again.
Following their reunion after 26 years on 2020’s RoundAgain, the twice Grammy-nominated group returns with their new album LongGone this September.
Led by the acclaimed saxophonist, the group features the equally celebrated talents of pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade.
The album will feature six new original tunes all written by Redman.
The group has shared the lead single Disco Ears as a live performance video:
RoundAgain was the Joshua Redman Quartet’s first recording in more than two decades and showcased the group still performing in top form, with each musician showing they had improved since their last outing. The album received two Grammy nominations and debuted at No. 1 on the current traditional jazz albums chart in the U.S. and at No. 1 on the jazz and blues chart in the U.K.
The Joshua Redman Quartet started in the early ‘90s as a group of talented jazz upstarts in their initially short time together. Since disbanding, the members have each distinguished themselves as top-level musicians in their respective careers.
“I realized almost immediately that this band wouldn’t stay together for very long,” Redman reflects now. ”They were without a doubt, for our generation, among the most accomplished and innovative on their respective instruments. I knew better than anyone else just how incredibly lucky I was to have even that short time with them.”
Now, the group is back — and LongGone proves it’s more than a one-off reunion.
Here’s the track listing for LongGone:
- Long Gone
- Disco Ears
- Kite Song
- Ship to Shore
- Rejoice (Live)
The Joshua Redman Quartet’s LongGone is out Sept. 9, 2022, via Nonesuch Records.