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I heard Dewey Redman in Berlin years ago, and have never forgotten it, but there seem to be very few available recordings of him. Can anyone recommend the best of what is available, preferably with him in a quartet context? Thanks.
 

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Check out the band "Old and New Dreams" with Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell and Don Cherry.Its all Ornette's guys minus Ornette.
My favorite is the ECM live recording intitled "Playing", I have it on vinyl, I don't know if it's been reissued on CD.
 

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Dewey was in a terrific quartet in the 70's with Keith Jarrett,Paul Motian and Charlie Haden. Not a shabby group of players! They put out a bunch of records on Impulse though not many are on the market in CD form. I recommend Fort Yawuh for starters, or if you get a good deal on it, the Impulse collection.

Jarrett also recorded with his European Quartet with Jan Garbarek in the same time frame...another excellent group, though pretty different if you know how Garbarek's style differs from Redman's.

Besides Old and New Dreams self-titled disc, I believe there is another one out on Black Saint. I need to go thru my vinyl.
 

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My favorite Dewey recording is Ear of the Behearer. I believe this is the only album on Impulse! where he is the leader.
 

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Two of my big Dewey favorites are Red And Black At Willisau, which is an unbelievable duo record with Ed Blackwell, and The Struggle Continues, his long out of print only date as a leader for ECM. Also great is In London, if only for the beautiful versions of "I Should Care" and "The Very Thought Of You". And daigle65, I love Playing as well, and I thought it was out of print, but I happily found THIS.
 

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milomo said:
And daigle65, I love Playing as well, and I thought it was out of print, but I happily found THIS.
Thanks milomo, that brought back memories,I havn't listened to my vinyls in such a long time.
 

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Thanks milomo, that brought back memories,I havn't listened to my vinyls in such a long time.
I hear you. I hadn't been listening my vinyl much either the last few years, and with lot of that stuff not available on CD, that's no listening in the car or on the ipod. So in January I started digitizing my remaining collection, around 400 sides, and now the ipod is stuffed.
 

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There is also one of his latest recording with Cecil Taylor and Elvin Jones:
Momentum Spaces
Very amazing recording!
(+ his participations to the Liberation Music Orchestra)
 

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hakukani said:
My favorite Dewey recording is Ear of the Behearer. I believe this is the only album on Impulse! where he is the leader.
There's also "Coincide" on Impulse, which is just as good as "Behearer". Also his very first LP "Look For The Black Star", which was on Arista/Freedom a long time ago, is a real killer.
 
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