Following closely on the release of his 13th album, Compass, Joshua Redman discusses his place in the history of jazz with critic Gary Giddins.
Joshua Redman has been an award-winning saxophonist and bandleader for over 15 years.
His recordings include Wish, Moodswing, Beyond, and Elastic.
Gary Giddins is the author of nine books, including Visions of Jazz: The First Century, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.
Gary Giddins is a jazz critic, author, and director, best known for his longtime work with The Village Voice. Giddins has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, and the Bell Atlantic Award for Visions of Jazz: The First Century in 1998. His other books include Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams—The Early Years, 1903–1940, which won the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research; Weatherbird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century; Faces in the Crowd; Natural Selection; and biographies of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. He has won an unparalleled six ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Peabody Award in Broadcasting.
Joshua Redman is an American jazz saxophonist and composer who records for Nonesuch Records. He won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 1991.