Freedom In The Groove
Freedom In The Groove
Joshua Redman
Warner Bros.: cat# 46330, 1996
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1. Hide And Seek (2:53) 6. Invocation (2:53)
2. One Shining Soul (3:19) 7. Dare I Ask? (2:12)
3. Streams Of Consciousness (3:19) 8. Cat Battles (2:19)
4. When The Sun Comes Down (3:26) 9. Pantomime (2:06)
5. Home Fries (2:55) 10. Can't Dance (2:54)
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   As the title suggests, Joshua Reedman explores new rhythmic territory on Freedom in the Groove. Abandoning the traditional hard bop that has dominated his past recordings, Redman attempts to work himself into hip - hop and urban dance rhythms, which results in an occasionally intriguing but often frustrating album. Occasionally, the fusions work, with Redman contributing sympathetic, graceful licks to the gently insistent rhythms. Too often, the record sounds forced and stilted, which is unfortunate, since jazz / hip - hop fusions need a musician of Redman's caliber to make it credible in the jazz world. 

- - Leo Stanley

Joshua Redman Sax (Tenor), Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Peter Bernstein Guitar
Peter Martin Piano
Christopher Thomas Bass
Brian Blade Drums
Matt Pierson Producer
James Farber Engineer, mixing
Ken Ross assistant engineer
Greg Calbi mastering
Rory Romano assistant engineer
Dana Watson production coordination
Frank Olinsky art direction
Dana Lixenberg photography

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