Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Red in Bluesville

Red Garland established himself with the Miles Davis quintet and, at the same time, as a recording trio leader on Prestige ; a master swinger and balladeer with a penchant for unearthing songs that had not yet been played into the ground. Here he takes his expertise in the blues and spreads it around a diverse sampling from that venerable idiom, again finding material from many different eras and revivifying many of the older chestnuts in his inimitable manner with the expert and highly empathic support of bassist Sam Jones and longtime cohort Arthur Taylor. Check out "St. Louis Blues." It's a very personal interpretation but W.C. Handy would have enjoyed it, to be sure. Red's Bluesville takes in a territory from Richard M. Jones's "Trouble in Mind" to television's "M Squad."

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Red Garland
Red in Bluesville


1 He's A Real Gone Guy (Lutcher)  5:09   
2 See See Rider (trad.)  7:55   
3 M Squad Theme (Basie)  7:30   
4 Your Red Wagon (DePaul, Jones)  5:45   
5 Trouble In Mind (Jones)  3:13   
6 St. Louis Blues (Handy)  3:22


Red Garland - p
Sam Jones - b
Arthur Taylor - dr

Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; April 17, 1959


Melanchthon said...

ritzbird said...

This sounds like a great set list, looking forward to hearing it.Many thanks

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !


Dear Mel your blog is a music oasis. Thanks very much!!!!!!!!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

sandor essedy said...

thanks for this Garland unknown (for me); I'm more familiarised with his Coltrane's collaborations.

Tom+Jerry said...
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Tom+Jerry said...

Hi Mel,
there wouldn't be any chance of a re-up of this would there?
would be much appreciated...
kevin aka T&J