Leading Jazz ensembles release their second album later this month.
Nonesuch Records are set to release SFJAZZ Collective's second album SFJAZZ Collective 2 - on March 13, Sound Generator can reveal.
The SFJAZZ Collective was formed by Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Joshua Redman with the San Francisco Jazz Organization two years ago. The resident and touring ensemble is composed of eight musicians/composers drawn from the top ranks of today's jazz artists. Each year, the ensemble performs an entirely new list of works, consisting of compositions by a modern jazz master and one new piece by each of the eight Collective members.
The outfits self-titled debut album was released in 2005 and included original compositions as well as songs by Ornette Coleman (in arrangements by Gil Goldstein). That same year, the second incarnation of the Collective - with Joshua Redman (saxophone/artistic director) and Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), among others, toured the US, playing original compositions by group members as well as works by jazz icon John Coltrane, newly arranged by Goldstein.
The 2006 SFJAZZ Collective line-up includes returning members Joshua Redman, Bobby Hutcherson, Nicholas Payton, Miguel Zenon, Renee Rosnes, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland, plus newcomer Andre Hayward on trombone. The group will tour the US during March, performing original works alongside those of master pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, again arranged for the octet by Goldstein. To coincide with the UK release of SFJAZZ Collective 2, the group will perform at the Barbican in London on April 11.