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While touring in support of his 2007 release, Back East, Redman decided he wanted to continue exploring sax/bass/drums trio format and started to compose new material with that often challenging configuration in mind. The result is Compass, a disc that Redman describes as 'a journey for me...an expansion on, and an extension of Back East.' Compass goes in an entirely new direction for Redman; its an exhilarating leap into uncharted territory. Compass is nothing short of mesmerizing, its conceptual risks paying off for musician and listener alike.
|3. Indentity Thief|
|4. Just Like You|
|5. Hutchhiker's Guide|
|9. Un Peu Fou|
|11. Round Reuben|
|12. Little Ditty|
|13. Through The Valley|
Joshua Redman is among the proud and most enlightened jazz masters of his
generation who could not only settle personal or artistic issues with a set of quick... Read more
Where's the swing?? This is nothing new. Tony Williams did this on Blue Note when he recorded Lifetime and Spring 45 years ago.
He used two bass players and tenor. Read more
I posted this mainly to offset the goofball who posted a 1-star review. This is a great album - I would give it at least a 4 and probably a 5 normally.Published on January 1, 2010 by Scott Whigham
This trio does'nt look like another one using the same instruments ( Sax - Bass - Drums ), their music is like a conversation with intensity, silence, space ... Read morePublished on November 2, 2009 by Emilio L.
What a load of garbage. If they want to release crap like this, they should release it for free, since I'm sure they expended absolutely no mental energy putting it together. Read morePublished on April 19, 2009 by Not A. Rockstar
Joshua Redman's earlier CD's, as in 1993's "Joshua Redman" through 2007's "Back East" all have him following his muse, but trying to entertain at the same time. Read morePublished on April 6, 2009 by Anthony Cooper
I'm not sure what album the previous reviewer heard, but I assure you, that if you enjoyed Back East, get this album as soon as possible. It's that good. Read morePublished on January 20, 2009 by R. Reid