“Freedom in the Groove”
History of Jazz
March 4, 1999
Prof. Adam Kolker
The album “freedom in the Groove” features Joshua Redman with a small ensemble of Bass, electric guitar, and drums. In different songs Redman plays the alto, soprano and tenor saxophone. The CD shows many different aspects of Jazz, spanning many different feels, tempos and intonation.
I was really impressed with the diversity of the album. The typical song on features Redman soloing over the standard rhythm section of the bass, piano and drum set. Occasionally Redman will trade solos with the piano or the guitar, but obviously the album mainly features the saxophone. Despite this, Redman and his small ensemble show an incredible amount of diversity.
The CD starts out with what I would consider to be your typical Jazz tune, “Hide and Seek.” An alto saxophone soloing over the rhythm section, with the piano throwing in a...