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Joshua Redman - Compass album

Joshua Redman - Compass album
  • Performer Joshua Redman
  • Title Compass
  • Date of release 2009
  • Country Europe
  • Style Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz
  • Other formats ADX MIDI DMF AAC AHX MMF VOX
  • Genre Jazz
  • Size MP3 1959 mb
  • Size FLAC 1895 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 850

Compass (Joshua Redman album). Compass is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman. It was released on January 13, 2009 via Nonesuch Records label to a critical success, scoring 83% on Metacritic.

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Composed By – Joshua Redman (tracks: 2 to 7, 9, 11, 12). Drums – Brian Blade (tracks: 2, 6, 9, 11, 13), Gregory Hutchinson (tracks: 1, 5, 7). Drums – Brian Blade (tracks: 3, 4, 8, 10, 12).

Compass is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman. Reception - Michael Kabran of PopMatters stated "After Back East, it seemed a certainty that Redman would return. 2009 studio album by Joshua Redman Trio.

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Using Sonny Rollins' 1957 album, Way Out West, as a basis for his 2007 album Back East, saxophonist Joshua Redman expanded the idea of the jazz three-piece. Redman calls its follow-up, Compass, "a further exploration of the trio format. an expansion on, and an extension of Back East. At times, it is a dazzling album of considerable artistry

Joshua Redman: Compass by Jeff Stockton, published on October 6, 2009. Compass simultaneously extends the trio concept laid out in the previous work (all but one piece is an original composition) and focuses the attack by corralling the number of sidemen and positioning Redman as the unquestionable lead voice. Bassists Reuben Rogers and FLY mix and match with drummers Brian Blade and Gregory Hutchinson and the format seems to have loosened Redman up, encouraging and allowing him to give himself over to his improvisational instincts rather than his impeccably disciplined technique.

Joshua Redman's 2007 album Back East rightfully drew critical comparisons to Sonny Rollins' legendary trio date Way Out West, given everything from the mirror image implication in the title to the manner in which Redman offered the material on the set. The presence of Rollins looms large over Compass as well. Once more, Redman explores a piano-less trio, though there are some quartet and quintet numbers here. Redman is accompanied by longtime friends and collaborators, including drummers Brian Blade and Gregory Hutchinson, and bassists Larry Grenadier and Reuben Rogers.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Uncharted
Written-By – Gregory Hutchinson, Larry Grenadier, Reuben Rogers
2 Faraway 6:44
3 Identity Thief 6:39
4 Just Like You 7:32
5 Hutchhiker's Guide 5:47
6 Ghost 3:38
7 Insomnomaniac 8:39
8 Moonlight
Written-By – Ludwig van Beethoven
9 Un Peu Fou 5:05
10 March
Written-By – Larry Grenadier
11 Round Reuben 6:26
12 Little Ditty 8:32
13 Through The Valley
Written-By – Brian Blade

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Avatar Studios
  • Mixed At – Avatar Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Nonesuch Records
  • Copyright (c) – Nonesuch Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.


  • Coordinator [Editorial Coordinator For Nonesuch Records] – Ronen Givony
  • Design – John Gall
  • Double Bass – Larry Grenadier (tracks: 1 to 6, 8, 10, 12, 13), Reuben Rogers (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 7 to 13)
  • Drums – Brian Blade (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8 to 13), Gregory Hutchinson (tracks: 1, 3 to 5, 7, 8, 10, 12)
  • Management [Production Manager For Nonesuch Records] – Eli Cane
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi
  • Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Rick Kwan
  • Photography – Michael Wilson
  • Producer, Edited By – Joshua Redman
  • Recorded By [Recording Assistant] – Justin Gerrish
  • Recorded By, Mixed By, Co-producer – James Farber
  • Saxophone [Soprano] – Joshua Redman (tracks: 6, 10, 12)
  • Saxophone [Tenor] – Joshua Redman (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 9, 11, 13)
  • Supervised By [Production Supervisor For Nonesuch Records] – Karina Beznicki
  • Written-By – Joshua Redman (tracks: 1 to 7, 9, 11, 12)


Recorded between march 24th to 26th 2008 at Avatar Sudios, New York City. Mixed between may 4th and 7th at Avatar Studios. Mastered at Sterling Sound.

The first catalog number is printed on the cover and CD; the second only on the CD.

Copyright notices:
Nonesuch Records, a Warner Music Group Company.
© & ℗ 2009 Nonesuch Records for the US and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the US.

All music published by Shedroff Music/BMI, except track 1 (Shedroff Music/MKA Music/Renwick Publishing/G. Man Music/BMI), track 8 (no publisher; composer Ludwig van Beethoven), track 10 (MKA Music/BMI) and track 13 (Middle Way Music/BMI).

Manufactured in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 7559799230A V01 PRR
  • Other (Label code): LC 00286
  • Other (SID codes): IFPI L011 and IFPI 0598
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7559-79923-0 Joshua Redman Compass ‎(CD, Album) Nonesuch 7559-79923-0 Europe 2009
none Joshua Redman Compass ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Nonesuch, Wea Music none France Unknown
7559-79923-0 Joshua Redman Compass ‎(CD, Album) Nonesuch 7559-79923-0 Europe 2009
Pro 400066 Joshua Redman Compass ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Nonesuch Pro 400066 US 2009
WKJD-0004 Joshua Redman Compass ‎(CD, Album) Nonesuch WKJD-0004 South Korea 2009