Red Alert was precisely that, notification that Red Garland was back. Having disappeared from national notice in 1965, Garland played only sporadically in his hometown of Dallas, then stopped altogether. In 1977 he was persuaded by a Dallas clubowner, Jeanie Donelly, to appear at her Recovery Room. He was playing as if there had been no layoff, and it became apparent that the "rediscovered" Garland must be recorded. Red's return was so welcome an event that bassist Ron Carter insisted on recording with him. The other all-stars on the session were Nat Adderley, Harold Land, Ira Sullivan, and Frank Butler. Red was back where he belonged, working with his peers and playing beautifully.
with Nat Adderley, Harold Land, Ira Sullivan, Ron Carter, Frank Butler