Choices (Dewey Redman album)

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Choices
Choices (Dewey Redman album).jpg
Studio album by Dewey Redman
Released 1992
Recorded July 29 & 30, 1992
Genre Jazz
Length 43:45
Label Enja
Producer Horst Weber
Dewey Redman chronology
Living on the Edge
(1989)Living on the Edge1989
Choices
(1992)
African Venus
(1992)African Venus1992

Choices is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dewey Redman featuring performances recorded in 1992 for the Enja label.[1] The album features the recording debut of Redman's son Joshua Redman.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "Redman himself is in fine form, playing with all of the deep, steamy lyricism he showcased so brilliantly with Ornette Coleman and in Old and New Dreams, but there is something else too, as evidenced by the track selection, and that is a new reverence for the tradition. Redman was always a melodic player, even in his most fiery avant encounters, but his love for jazz tradition, particularly its formalist considerations, was never really apparent until now".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dewey Redman except as indicated
  1. "Le Clit" - 9:09
  2. "Everything Happens to Me" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) - 10:27
  3. "O'Besso" - 14:09
  4. "Imagination" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 8:15
  5. "For Mo" - 13:25
    • Recorded at Tom Tedesco Studio in New Jersey on July 29 & 30, 1992

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enja Records catalogue accessed May 2, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed May 2, 2011