Joshua Redman, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman (photo by Michael Wilson)

“Hmmmm… The first record that I actually went out and bought? That’s a tough one because I had lots of records long before I actually ever bought a record.

Ummm… It might have been a Prince record, ‘Dirty Mind.’ Or it could have been a Stevie Wonder album. Maybe it was a Beatles record and maybe it was a Police record.

I was listening to jazz back then, too. I remember checking out of the music library with a copy of Sonny Rollins’ ‘Saxophone Colossus,’ which was an incredibly influential record for me.

But the first record that I bought probably wasn’t a jazz album.”

Saxophonist Joshua Redman teams up with pianist Brad Mehldau at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Friday. Tix are $12; seniors $10.

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