The Best of the Red Garland Trios

The Best of the Red Garland Trios

by Red GarlandRed Garland


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Red Garland recorded so prolifically as a leader during the late 1950s and early 1960s that it is easy to take his work for granted. But Garland was not only equally at home in bop and swing, but he always found a fresh approach to the most frequently played standards, while remaining open to exploring less familiar material, too. This compilation is primarily a survey of pianist Garland's trio recordings for Prestige and Moodsville, with half of the selections featuring his favorite rhythm section, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor. Guitarist Kenny Burrell is added for the snappy take of "Walkin'" and conga player Ray Barretto for the explosive Afro-Cuban masterpiece "Manteca." Garland takes a backseat to comp behind tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis in "When Your Lover Has Gone." The most surprising choice may be "And the Angels Sing," but Garland's soft arrangement (with Taylor on brushes) works in his trademarked block chords in a swinging treatment. But the most impressive track in this anthology is his richly textured solo performance on "The Nearness of You." This excellent survey of Red Garland's work will likely entice most buyers to seek out the individual CDs that served as source material for this collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2004
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218351621
catalogNumber: 5716
Rank: 83820

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red Garland   Primary Artist,Piano
Ray Barretto   Conga
Sam Jones   Bass,Double Bass
Art Taylor   Drums
Paul Chambers   Double Bass
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Gil Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Ziggy Elman   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Chano Pozo   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Producer,Audio Production
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Bob Weinstock   Producer,Audio Production
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
George Kanzler   Liner Notes
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Tom Adair   Composer
Einar A. Swan   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Composer

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