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The trendy time to sing the praises of this Berkeley born musician was back in the early ’90s, just after he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and was first turning heads on the New York City jazz scene. Back then, he was considered one of the genre’s „young lions,“ and his early releases, such as 1993’s eponymous debut https://www.rheingoenheim-info.de and the same year’s „Wish,“ proved that his was indeed a roar to be reckoned with.

Over the years, as the initial thrill faded, the buzz surrounding Redman has quieted a bit. That seems especially true in his native Bay Area, where Canada Goose online canada goose outlet black friday fans have been spoiled with a regular diet of Redman thanks to his many contributions with SFJAZZ.

He’s no longer the hot newcomer, not by some 16 years, but he’s grown into something far better: a mature and confident artist in the process of fashioning a body of work that may someday stand tall canada goose store next to those belonging to the genre’s giants. set Thursday at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, Redman has never sounded better than he does right now. The sax man and his band, featuring bassist Matt Penman and drummer Greg Hutchinson, perform at the Oakland canada goose outlet parka club through Sunday, canada goose outlet online and it’s cheap canada goose uk highly recommended that canada goose outlet shop jazz fans make uk canada goose it out to hear one of the remaining gigs. Ive teamed up with canada goose outlet uk fellow music critic Shay Quillen to review some of the new holiday CDs for the season. Hope one of these jingles just right for you.

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Each year, there is canada goose outlet sale one holiday offering that seems destined to outlive the season and become a cherished classic. For 2008, our money is on Yo Yo Mas Songs of Joy Peace.

Christian McBride had been waiting a long time for the moment to arrive. When it finally did, the bassist couldnt hold back his enthusiasm.

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That pretty much summed up what everyone cheap canada goose was feeling during the 51st annual Monterey Jazz Canada Goose Parka Festival, which ran Friday through Sunday (Sept. 19 21) at the citys canada goose factory outlet gorgeous oak tree dotted fairgrounds. Many of the 40,000 fans that turned out for the event had been looking ahead to the 2008 festival basically from the moment last years ended.

Some probably didnt even wait that long to start anticipating. For proof, consider that people could be heard over the canada goose jacket outlet weekend making their plans for 2009.

What the best weekend of the year? Musically speaking (which, really, is about the only way I speak.) My own nominees would include the South by Southwest weekend, Coachella and, on a local level, Bridge School. Those ones compete for second place, however. Because at the tip top is Monterey Jazz Festival.

I been looking forward to the 51st Monterey Jazz bascially ever since the 50th ended. And, finally, it here. This year offering includes such great talents as Cassandra Wilson, canada goose clearance sale Wayne Shorter and Joshua Redman.

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The event will feature some of jazz musics biggest names, including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Cassandra Wilson and Joshua Redman, as well as such young hot shots as Jamie Cullum, Anat Coen, Derek Trucks and Ryan Shaw. In all, some 500 artists are set to appear over the weekend on the festivals nine stages.

I plan to be at the festival all three days. If I could goose outlet canada only make one, however, it would definitely be Sunday. I really want to see what all the fuss is about with Cullum, who performs that afternoon. I havent been overly impressed with his CDs, but people say that the young English canada goose outlet pop jazz star is amazing onstage.

In history books, Amasa Leland Stanford is referred to as one of The Big Four. He earned that ranking _ alongside Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker _ due to his involvement in the building of the Central Pacific Railroad.

Likewise, the jazz festival held annually at Mr. Stanfords university should be considered among Northern Californias Big Four. The Stanford Jazz Festival, which kicks off June 27 and runs through Aug. 9, doesnt always get the press of the other three events _ the Monterey, San Francisco and San Jose jazz festivals _ but it certainly deserves its share of our attention.

Over its nearly four decades in existence, Stanford Jazz has hosted performances by such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Ray Brown, Joe Williams, Charlie Haden, McCoy Tyner, and Milt Jackson. Each year, I see someone play at Stanford who ends up blowing my mind.

Summer is only a few weeks away. You know how I can tell? From looking at the calendar, perhaps? Puhleeze. I prefer to judge the seasons by the kind of festivals that are taking place _ and the summertime is all about the blues. (OK, everyone at once sing: There aint no cure for the Summertime Blues.)

There are two big blues festivals scheduled for next month that _ to further reference that classic Eddie Cochran song _ Im a gonna raise a fuss, Im a gonna raise a holler about in this column.