Widely revered as the greatest jazz saxophonist of his generation, Joshua Redman returns following his sold-out Koerner Hall concert last season with a brand new project.
Redman’s new album where are we marks his first-ever with a vocalist – the mesmerizing Gabrielle Cavassa. Co-winner of the 2021 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Cavassa is an enthralling emerging musician whose artistry is as influenced by Amy Winehouse as by Billie Holiday.
Described by Redman as “a meditation on America and the power and importance of place,” this new project features music that references specific geographical locations in the United States: Bruce Springsteen’s Streets of Philadelphia, Count Basie’s Going to Chicago, Rodgers & Hart’s Manhattan, and John Coltrane’s Alabama, all interpreted with the improvisational brilliance and melodic invention that is a hallmark of Redman’s artistry. On where are we, he delivers a challenging and compelling program featuring typically brilliant supporting partners and (in a first for Redman) built around a dynamic vocalist.