Dewey Redman (featuring Elvin Jones): Spoonin'
Dewey Redman (tenor sax)
Momentum Space (Verve 314 559 944-2)
Recorded: New York, August 4-5, 1998
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Momentum Space, a trio date featuring Dewey Redman, Elvin Jones and Cecil Taylor, features more solo and duet tracks than actual trio interaction. While two tracks feature all three members, the remaining tracks include an unaccompanied solo from each, a Redman-Taylor duet, and this playful 7-minute duet between Jones and Redman. While it's far too easy to write off this track by comparing it to some of Jones's historical duets with Trane, there is a lot of fun, relaxed playing here. Each musician seems to be patiently waiting for the other to present an idea worth tangling and untangling before moving on in search of their next interactive moment.
Reviewer: Eric Novod