Dewey Redman Revisited Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a recently reissued album by tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman.


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Dewey Redman Revisited

Dewey Redman Revisited

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Formerly long out-of-print, The Struggle Continues became a cult classic of many jazz record collectors. ECM Records hide caption

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Tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, who died last year, recorded as a sideman with Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra.

He also led and recorded with his own groups — and was the father of another tenor saxophonist, Joshua Redman. Fresh Air's jazz critic says Dewey Redman never quite got the acclaim he deserved — and that a just-reissued album from 1982 shows how good he really was.

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