Monday, September 04, 2006

Dewey Redman 1931 - 2006


Texas tenor Dewey Redman died yesterday, never got the attention of his cohorts Ornette (with whom he went to High School), Charlie Hayden, Keith Jarrett etc but made some powerful music over the course of decades -- his records with Ornette are classic and Impulse records like "Ear of the Behearer" are great but as recently as 1999 he made one of my favorite modern trio records with Cecil Taylor and Elvin Jones, Momentum Space, and he played on one of my favorite Randy Weston records, also on Verve, The Spirits of Our Ancestors.