Spirit of the Moment On this controlled yet fiery live set, tender young saxophonist Redman digs into jazz tradition — no pop concessions but, rather, an eagerness to entertain.… Spirit of the Moment On this controlled yet fiery live set, tender young saxophonist Redman digs into jazz tradition — no pop concessions but, rather, an eagerness to entertain.… Joshua Redman Jazz
Music Review

Music Review: 'Spirit of the Moment'

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Joshua Redman; Genre: Jazz

On this controlled yet fiery live set, tender young saxophonist Redman digs into jazz tradition — no pop concessions but, rather, an eagerness to entertain. His high-note parades and blues bends draw audience whoops, but his smartest work is evident on a cubist reading of ''St. Thomas'' and on an up-tempo jaunt through ''Just in Time.'' He's not reinventing anything — yet — but Redman is a respectful wild man with a horn. B+

Originally posted Sep 08, 1995 Published in issue #291 Sep 08, 1995 Order article reprints