Monday, February 11, 2013

Red Garland - Solar

Pianist Red Garland recorded many sessions during 1955-63 and his distinctive chord voicings and relaxed style was always worth hearing. The wild card on this quartet is Les Spann who had the unusual double of guitar and flute; his flute is a major asset on "Where Are You ?" and "The Very Thought of You." Garland (along with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Frank Gant) is in fine form throughout these underplayed standards ; highlights include "Sophisticated Swing," "Solar" and "This Can't Be Love."
Scott Yanow

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Red Garland


1 Sophisticated Swing (Hudson, Parish) 5:29
2 Solar (Davis) 5:00
3 Where Are You ? (Adamson, McHugh) 5:14
4 Marie's Delight (Garland) 3:30
5 This Can't Be Love (Hart, Rodgers) 4:04
6 The Very Thought of You (Noble) 5:27
7 Blues for 'News (Garland) 3:21
8 I Just Can't See for Looking (Robinson, Stanford) 5:45

Red Garland - p
Les Spann - g & fl [# 3 & 6]
Sam Jones - b
Frank Gant - dr

Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City ; January 30, 1962.


stannum said...

Un joli cadeau.Merci.

neil said...

In spite of PGTJ's comment that "Les Spann's presence isn't very useful", I'm prepared to Give Red a listen. Thanks...

jazzlover said...

I have some works of Garland, he is a great piano player in Jazz. This post we have Garland playng with San Jones and Frank Grant on drums, realy nice. Thanks Melanchthon for share it.

Arkiver said...

I'm eager to hear Les Spann here. Garland is always impeccable. Thanks so much for such a wealth of great music my friend!

Anonymous said...

Thanks meloch...


Baruch said...

deGallo said...

Thank you. Very nice upgrade.

CrunchyFrog said...

excellent - thanks!

Kneigh said...

Many thanx for the re-up, Melanchthon!! I missed this one the first time around.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Baruch and Mel!