Joshua Redman & Brooklyn Rider

May 18, 2018

Venue Matthews Theatre


Saxophone superstar Joshua Redman has been a fixture in the jazz pantheon for almost three decades, ever since his first self-titled album was released in 1993. As one of jazz’s true shape shifters, his various musical configurations over the years have encompassed every imaginable combination—solo, quartets, trios—and have incorporated collaborations with everybody who was anybody in the modern jazz world, earning multiple Grammy nominations. Percussionist Satoshi Takeishi and bassist Scott Colley join Redman in his latest collaboration with the equally progressive string quartet Brooklyn Rider. This quartet’s dazzling versatility is one of the wonders of contemporary music; they have pushed the envelope as far as a string quartet can go to the extent that you can forget any previous notions of string quartet music you ever had.