A Garland Of Red

Red Garland Trio

A Garland Of Red
  • CAT # OJCCD-126-25

    1. A Foggy Day 6:20
    2. My Romance 5:58
    3. What Is This Thing Called Love 7:35
    4. Makin' Whoopee 4:37
    5. September In The Rain 6:52
    6. Little Girl Blue 6:16
    7. Constellation 3:30
    8. Blue Red 7:40

After his performances in the Miles Davis Quintet had made people aware of his talent, Prestige signed Red Garland to his own exclusive recording contract. A Garland of Red was the first in a long line of albums by the Dallas-born Philadelphian. With a colleague from the Davis group, bassist Paul Chambers, and Arthur Taylor on drums, he formed what was essentially a recording trio. This made them no less potent than if they had been working clubs, too. Garland's extensive repertoire yields two handfuls of standards, a blues ("Blue Red"), and an "I Got Rhythm" (Charlie Parker's "Constellation"). For Garland as a Prestige leader it was only the beginning, but a very auspicious one.

with Paul Chambers, Arthur Taylor

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