Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Duo
 
 
 
 
2016.10.15(sat)
7pm
R 100,000 / S 80,000 / A 60,000 / B 40,000
Phone) 02-2005-0114
Fax) 02-2005-1538
Email) arts2005@lgart.com
 

Two Modern Jazz Icons Perform Together on Stage

 

“When the conversation ensues about who is carrying on the great tradition of jazz musicianship today…if Joshua Redman’s name does not come up, the conversation is not worth having.” JamBase

“Brad Mehldau is universally admired as one of the most adventurous pianists to arrive on the jazz scene in years.” LA Times 

 

Two highly influential artists in modern jazz, saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau, reunite for an intimate and charismatic performance. Ever since they first played together in Redman’s acclaimed quartet in the early 1990s, the two Grammy Award nominated musicians have reached international and critical acclaim, firmly establishing themselves as modern jazz icons.


Born in Berkeley, California, Joshua Redman is the son of legendary jazz musician Dewey Redman. He burst onto the New York jazz scene in 1991, winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. His 1994 recording, Mood Swing introduced his first band that included three other young musicians ? pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. In a quest for innovative exploration, Redman ventured into various musical realms, thereby infusing traditional acoustic jazz quartet instrumentation with progressive attitude and modern sounds. The result is music that is rhythmically and technically complex and at the same time harmonically rich, melodically satisfying, and emotionally compelling.


Brad Mehldau is one of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano to have emerged from the decade of the 1990s. Mehldau has performed around the world, with his trio and as a solo pianist. His performance often juxtaposes extremes, offering both intellectual rigor and emotional frankness. He has attracted a sizeable following over the years, one that has grown to expect a singular, intense experience in his performance. Mehldau continues to garner numerous awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike.


Based on mutual understanding and deep respect for each other, the duo’s creative performance is set to push musical boundaries and lure the audience with surprise and wonder triggered by spontaneous musical ideas.