The alto saxophonist keeps good company: He’s a member of legendary drummer Roy Haynes’ band, for one. That’s one of the reasons he’s become of the most in-demand players in New York. Shaw returns to his alma mater to lead his own band in a live concert webcast.
Once he had established himself as a world-class saxophonist, Joshua Redman moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he grew up. Soon afterward, he co-founded the SFJAZZ Collective. With his successor in the tenor sax chair, Joe Lovano, the band runs through “Blackwell’s Message,” a jaunty, open swinger to ring in the opening of the new SFJAZZ Center.