Red Alone

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Red Garland recorded 16 ballads during this single 1960 session for Prestige's Moodsville subsidiary label, half of which appear on this CD reissue, with the remainder being heard on Alone With the Blues. 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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Red Garland recorded 16 ballads during this single 1960 session for Prestige's Moodsville subsidiary label, half of which appear on this CD reissue, with the remainder being heard on Alone With the Blues. 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2004
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218710220
  • Catalog Number: 1102
  • Sales rank: 12,411

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Garland Primary Artist, Piano, Soloist
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Esmond Edwards Audio Production
Kirk Felton Remastering
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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