At the Prelude [Complete]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Finally. Red Garland at the Prelude appears as it was recorded in 1959 at a bar in Harlem. Originally, the three sets of material from this date -- the very first live club date Prestige ever issued -- were released on four different LPs: Red Garland at the Prelude, Lil' Darlin', Live!, and Satin Doll. There was a CD issue of volume one which included At the Prelude and Live! on one disc, but outside of Japan, the sets had never been assembled together for release on CD. So for American fans unwilling to shell out the big dollars for Japanese imports, this is an historic occasion. In his liner notes, Joe Goldberg makes a case for how misunderstood and under-appreciated ...
See more details below
CD
$18.95
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$19.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $14.95   
  • New (4) from $14.95   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Finally. Red Garland at the Prelude appears as it was recorded in 1959 at a bar in Harlem. Originally, the three sets of material from this date -- the very first live club date Prestige ever issued -- were released on four different LPs: Red Garland at the Prelude, Lil' Darlin', Live!, and Satin Doll. There was a CD issue of volume one which included At the Prelude and Live! on one disc, but outside of Japan, the sets had never been assembled together for release on CD. So for American fans unwilling to shell out the big dollars for Japanese imports, this is an historic occasion. In his liner notes, Joe Goldberg makes a case for how misunderstood and under-appreciated Garland was by jazz critics and fans in general. One need only to look at the record to find out what his label, Prestige, thought of him and the many musicians he worked with: Red Garland recorded 19 dates for them. The band here -- with bassist Jimmy Rowser and drummer Charles "Specs" Wright -- was not a working trio and was assembled for the purpose of this recording. As such, Garland kept his program close to the standards and hothouse, barroom jams of the era. And there are some real doozies here, such as Count Basie's "M-Squad Theme" that opens the first set on disc one -- as well as a number of other Basie tunes, including "One O'Clock Jump" and "Let Me See." There is also a lovely reading of "Bye Bye Blackbird" that resembles closely the Miles Davis Quintet version -- of which Garland was a part. There's a great version of "Satin Doll" that has been previously unissued until now, as well as a false start on "Lil' Darlin." "Perdido" kicks off the second set, and the first disc ends at the halfway point of the second set with "Like Someone in Love." The trio clicked from the start here. The tunes were familiar enough to anybody playing in New York at the time that finding a groove was easy, and Garland's wondrously idiosyncratic right-hand moves put an individual spin on them. The second disc offers a gorgeous reading of Irving Berlin's "Marie," and Garland's own smoking "Bohemian Blues." Set three gives us Gershwin's "It's a Foggy Day," another read of "Satin Doll," the officially issued one, the Ellington nugget "Just Squeeze Me But Don't Tease Me," and a Garland improv called "Prelude Blues." The program ends with two more unissued tunes, a stomping "Cherokee" and another "One O'Clock Jump," making three in total for the night. This is a must for mainstream jazz fans interested in the piano room music of New York at the end of the 1950s, and swinging hard bop in general. For Garland fans it's a treasure trove.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2006
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218529525
  • Catalog Number: 24295
  • Sales rank: 36,249

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 M-Squad (Theme) (6:30)
  2. 2 There Will Never Be Another You (6:41)
  3. 3 Let Me See (5:54)
  4. 4 We Kiss in a Shadow (5:40)
  5. 5 Clues in the Closet (4:29)
  6. 6 Satin Doll (9:24)
  7. 7 Lil' Darlin' (0:31)
  8. 8 Lil' Darlin' (9:31)
  9. 9 One O'Clock Jump (3:25)
  10. 10 Perdido (4:38)
  11. 11 Bye Bye Blackbird (5:04)
  12. 12 Like Someone in Love (10:13)
Disc 2
  1. 1 It's a Blue World (7:13)
  2. 2 Marie (6:17)
  3. 3 Bohemian Blues (9:58)
  4. 4 One O'Clock Jump (2:42)
  5. 5 A Foggy Day (5:36)
  6. 6 Satin Doll (6:16)
  7. 7 Mr. Wonderful (9:06)
  8. 8 Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) (5:42)
  9. 9 Prelude Blues (5:41)
  10. 10 Cherokee (5:22)
  11. 11 One O'Clock Jump (2:03)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Garland Primary Artist, Piano
Jimmy Rowser Bass
Charles "Specs" Wright Drums
Technical Credits
Esmond Edwards Producer, Cover Photo
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Joe Goldberg Liner Notes
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously