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Dewey Redman

  • Birth 17 May 1931 Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
  • Death 2 Sep 2006 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Burial Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Plot Sec 29 Site 910
  • Memorial ID 15630822

Saxophonist. He is remembered as one of several accomplished jazz musicians who all grew up in the same Fort Worth neighborhood, including Clarinetist John Carter and the future "King Curtis" Ousley. Redman planned a career as a high school band teacher, but after attending two colleges and attaining one degree, plus a stint in the Army during the Korean War, he left for California to pursue a music career, eventually landing in New York where he caught on with Coleman's avant-garde band. Redman played with Keith Jarrett's American Quartet as well as Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny, but is best known for his collaborations with Ornette Coleman. He was the subject of a 2001 Canadian documentary film, "Dewey Time".

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  • Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 5 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15630822
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dewey Redman (17 May 1931–2 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15630822, citing Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .