Red's Blues

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All Music Guide
With sights set firmly set upon the blues, this is bedrock Red Garland, aimed squarely down the middle of his most fertile period. Not everything here is a blues, but they might as well be, given the sameness of mood and approach in this selection of small-group blowing sessions. Wherever you go on Red's Blues, you can't miss Garland's distinctive block chords and light-handed right-handed bop patterns recorded in the soft-focused Van Gelder studio manner, all of which jazz fans would hear constantly down the road in the '60s. And not only that, almost all of the tunes are in the keys of B flat or C, which could make this disc useful for background if not extended listening. Nevertheless, the personnel is often ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
With sights set firmly set upon the blues, this is bedrock Red Garland, aimed squarely down the middle of his most fertile period. Not everything here is a blues, but they might as well be, given the sameness of mood and approach in this selection of small-group blowing sessions. Wherever you go on Red's Blues, you can't miss Garland's distinctive block chords and light-handed right-handed bop patterns recorded in the soft-focused Van Gelder studio manner, all of which jazz fans would hear constantly down the road in the '60s. And not only that, almost all of the tunes are in the keys of B flat or C, which could make this disc useful for background if not extended listening. Nevertheless, the personnel is often stellar; John Coltrane and Donald Byrd turn up on "Birks' Works," and Arnett Cobb saunters through "Black Velvet" better known as "Don'Cha Go Way Mad", Coleman Hawkins is in fine funky form on "Red Beans," and Ray Barretto's congas light up one of the few jazz compositions ever named after a critic "Ralph J. Gleason Blues". The 75-minute disc, all of whose contents have been issued on CD before, opens with a long, majestic Garland meditation on "See See Rider" -- and that pretty much sets the tone. ~ Richard S. Ginell`"°
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/1998
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218311724
  • Catalog Number: 11017
  • Sales rank: 198,917

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 See See Rider (7:55)
  2. 2 Red Beans (4:14)
  3. 3 Your Red Wagon (5:45)
  4. 4 Birk's Works (7:35)
  5. 5 Ralph J. Gleason Blues (6:40)
  6. 6 The P.C. Blues (9:51)
  7. 7 Black Velvet (5:22)
  8. 8 St. James Infirmary (6:36)
  9. 9 Skinny's Blues (8:06)
  10. 10 Ahmad's Blues (7:24)
  11. 11 Prelude Blues (5:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Garland Primary Artist, Piano
Ray Barretto Conga
Arnett Cobb Tenor Saxophone
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Sam Jones Bass
Oliver Nelson Tenor Saxophone
Art Taylor Drums
Doug Watkins Bass
George Tucker Bass
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Donald Byrd Trumpet
Paul Chambers Bass
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
J.C. Heard Drums
George Joyner Drums
Wendell Marshall Bass
Peck Morrison Bass
Charlie Persip Drums
Jimmy Rowser Bass
Charles "Specs" Wright Drums
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet
Technical Credits
Red Garland Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Ma Rainey Composer
Phil DeLancie Remastering
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
James Isaacs Liner Notes
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Richard Gene Williams Contributor
Traditional Composer
Joe Primrose Composer
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