Joshua Redman

Episode 96: Best of 2014

Episode 96: Best of 2014

2014 was a huge year for great music, so in like fashion we’ve got a HUGE podcast to finish the year out. Paul, Adam, Quinn, Tori, Brian, Carrie and Seàn join Kevin in the basement to talk about their favorite songs, albums and artists of the year, and what everyone is looking forward to in 2015. PLUS! One last round of “Prince is a dick” to decide once-and-for-all if Prince really is…well…you get the picture.

So strap in loyal listeners as the ChunkyGlasses gang takes on the year that was on Episode 96 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast – Best Of 2014!


Interview: Joshua Redman

Interview: Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman arrived on the modern jazz scene seemingly out of nowhere. Although his father is respected saxophonist Dewey Redman, and although he had played in his Berkeley, California high school Jazz Ensemble, Redman had entertained no real visions of a musical career. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in Social Studies in 1991, and was preparing to start his first semester at Yale Law School. Taking what was supposed to be a temporary detour to Brooklyn after his Harvard graduation, Redman began playing in New York’s thriving and competitive jazz scene. After gigging regularly for only five months, he took First Place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. He then signed to Warner Brothers, and earned a Grammy nomination for his first album.

Redman is a world-renowned musician. He is widely regarded as a powerful and versatile saxophonist who is  comfortable leading a jazz trio or quartet, working with rock-based electric jam bands (Umphrey’s McGee) or performing and recording with some of the most prestigious musicians in Jazz (Chick Corea, Elvin Jones, Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano.)

Redman released Trios Live in June of this year. It’s a collection of songs recorded at the Jazz Standard in New York and Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. We caught up with him during his recent run at Blues Alley, where he performed with Greg Hutchinson on drums and Reuben Rogers on bass.