Moodswing (Joshua Redman album)

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Studio album by
RecordedMarch 8–10, 1994
StudioPower Station, New York City
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerMatt Pierson
Joshua Redman chronology
Spirit of the Moment – Live at the Village Vanguard
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters7/10 stars[2]

Moodswing is a 1994 album by jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman.[3] All compositions on this album are original. The album was re-released on vinyl in 2009.[4][5]


Will Layman of PopMatters wrote "Moodswing seeks to be that one jazz record you really want to play for your “non-jazz” friends".[2] Scott Yanow of AllMusic stated "Redman performs a full set of originals which, although not derivative, do fit into the straight-ahead tradition. At this point in time, Redman was growing from album to album, having already started at a high level. A fine outing".[1] Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune added "The artistic growth of the young tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman remains something to behold, with virtually every major appearance showing significant advances in the musical breadth, emotional depth and intellectual savvy of his work. Consider "Mood Swing," his most deeply communicative recording to date. Redman, for all his technique and improvisational gifts, has taken pains to make a recording that speaks eloquently to the connoisseur and the casual listener alike."[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sweet Sorrow"
  2. "Chill"
  3. "Rejoice"
  4. "Faith"
  5. "Alone in the Morning"
  6. "Mischief"
  7. "Dialogue"
  8. "The Oneness of Two (In Three)"
  9. "Past in the Present"
  10. "Obsession"
  11. "Headin' Home"



  1. ^ a b "Joshua Redman Moodswing". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b LAYMAN, WILL (1 March 2012). "Joshua Redman: Moodswing". PopMatters. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Joshua Redman Quartet – MoodSwing". Discogs. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Joshua Redman's Landmark "MoodSwing" Returns on Vinyl Reissue". Nonesuch Records. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  5. ^ Group, Vibe Media (January 1995). "Vibe". Vibe Media Group: 132. Retrieved 29 April 2019. Moodswing (Joshua Redman album) joshua redman. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ Reich, Howard (2 October 1994). "Joshua Redman Quartet: Mood Swing (Warner Bros.).The..." Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 April 2019.

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