Wish (Joshua Redman album)

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Wish
Studio album by Joshua Redman
Released 1993
Recorded Avatar Studios, Village Vanguard (tracks 9 and 10)
Genre Jazz
Length 1:01:35
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Matt Pierson
Joshua Redman chronology
Joshua Redman
(1993)
Wish
(1993)
Moodswing
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Wish is a 1993 album by jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman.

Background[edit]

Joshua Redman said that "one of the reasons I wanted to work with these guys — aside from the obvious fact that they're masters — is because they're master storytellers." He said he was pleased with it because "it has a definite collective identity, a real organic unity."[2]

Reception[edit]

The AllMusic review by Alex Henderson notes that although the album could have easily been avant-garde (due to Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins having been part of Ornette Coleman's quartet), it is actually a "mostly inside post-bop date". He also praises Redman's "ability to provide jazz interpretations of rock and R&B songs", saying that "in Redman's hands, Stevie Wonder's "Make Sure You're Sure" becomes a haunting jazz-noir statement, while Eric Clapton's ballad "Tears in Heaven" is changed from moving pop/rock to moving pop-jazz", noting that the latter could be called "smooth jazz with substance."[1]

It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Turnaround"   Ornette Coleman 6:24
2. "Soul Dance"   Joshua Redman 6:33
3. "Make Sure You're Sure"   Stevie Wonder 5:26
4. "The Deserving Many"   Joshua Redman 5:40
5. "We Had a Sister"   Pat Metheny 5:47
6. "Moose the Mooche"   Charlie Parker 3:32
7. "Tears in Heaven"   Eric Clapton 3:24
8. "Whittlin'"   Pat Metheny 5:23
9. "Wish" (live) Joshua Redman 7:25
10. "Blues for Pat" (live) Charlie Haden 12:07
Total length:
1:01:35

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alex Henderson. "Wish – Joshua Redman". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wish by Joshua Redman". Joshuaredman.com. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wish – Joshua Redman|Awards". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 

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