Red Alone

Red Alone

by Red Garland
     
 
Red Garland recorded 16 ballads during this single 1960 session for Prestige's Moodsville subsidiary. Although these selections were intended as mood music for lovers, Garland's imaginative arrangements keep things interesting. The pianist's strolling tempo of "When Your Lover Has Gone" suggests nostalgic reflection rather than melancholy from the typically slow

Overview

Red Garland recorded 16 ballads during this single 1960 session for Prestige's Moodsville subsidiary. Although these selections were intended as mood music for lovers, Garland's imaginative arrangements keep things interesting. The pianist's strolling tempo of "When Your Lover Has Gone" suggests nostalgic reflection rather than melancholy from the typically slow performances by singers. His playful side comes out in "These Foolish Things," while the graceful runs in the upper keyboard are complemented by his rich block chords in "My Last Affair." The subtlety of his interpretation of "You Are Too Beautiful" and the delicate rendition of "The Nearness of You" are also memorable. But the obvious high point of this release is his stunning exploration of Duke Ellington's "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)," which succeeds in conveying the powerful emotions of this ballad without a singer. This remarkable collection of standards should appeal to any fan of jazz piano.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0025218710220
catalogNumber:
1102
Rank:
148189

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red Garland   Primary Artist,Piano,Soloist

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Audio Production
Edward Heyman   Composer
Phil Silvers   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Jamie Putnam   Cover Design
Ron Eyre   Liner Notes
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Einar A. Swan   Composer
Haven Johnson   Composer

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