Picks and Pans Review: Beyond

updated 07/24/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/24/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Joshua Redman
(Warner Bros.)

Album of the week

Talk about career switches. Nine years ago this summa cum laude Harvard graduate decided to pass on a scholarship at Yale Law and enter the same line of work as his dad, the famed jazz tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman. Since then the younger Redman has climbed near the summit of the profession, both artistically and commercially. Beyond, his seventh album as a leader, showcases Redman's extraordinary sax appeal and impressive but still-maturing talent as a composer and arranger, abetted by his splendidly cohesive working band: drummer Gregory Hutchinson, pianist Aaron Goldberg and bassist Reuben Rogers.

Bottom Line: Superlative artist keeps growing

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