“One thing that I really love about the way my Dad plays these kind of fast burning, free tempos. He manages to convey tremendous velocity, and intensity, and energy without always playing strict eighth note time.” Saxophonist, Joshua Redman reflects on his father's performance on 80/81 and his artistry in soloing. Listen to the full interview outtake, recorded with Joshua in March, 2011.
“…In terms of the composition itself, it’s got a couple of things about it that I’ve done a lot of work on to try to write tunes that have different sections and different tempos, that compositionally have a kind of development over a form that’s not necessarily just a straight song form. The blowing is on a kind of a different form than the melodic material.. But, all of that is kind of nothing compared to the emotional weight that I think Mike brought to the way he played the melody.” Pat shares his thoughts on saxophonist Michael Brecker and his performance on “Every Day (I Thank You)” from 80/81.
Listen to the full interview outtake, recorded with Pat in early 2011.