The Red Garland trio was a unit in which the separate parts functioned as a finely-crafted whole. It was compatible at all tempos and in all manner of moods and material.
Material was never a problem for Garland. His mind had catalogued countless songs, an attribute which was an immeasurable aid to the success of the Miles Davis quintet of which Garland was a key member.
A number Red introduced into the Davis group, "If I Were a Bell," is heard here in a trio version, as is a passel of evergreens from the "American Popular Songbook"; but perhaps the most arresting number is the soulful rendition of Percy Mayfield's blues ballad, "Please Send Me Someone to Love."