The Best Of Red Garland Quintets

The Red Garland Quintet

The Best Of Red Garland Quintets
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    1. Billie's Bounce 9:24
    2. Solitude 8:32
    3. Soft Winds (Instrumental) 6:25
    4. Soul Junction 15:31
    5. On Green Dolphin Street 6:00
    6. Our Delight 6:18

While his success in the trio setting dictated the format for a majority of his Prestige recordings, Red Garland was also a reigning band pianist of the period. His work in larger groups reveals a brilliant accompanist and a soloist just as comfortable with hard-cooking bop material as the pop songs and blues that his threesomes emphasized. The bulk of this program features the quintet with Donald Byrd and fellow Miles Davis sideman John Coltrane that Garland led in the studios, and occasionally in clubs, with two additional tracks from an encounter that placed the spotlight on the talented, underrated tandem of Richard Williams and Oliver Nelson.

with John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, George Joyner, Arthur Taylor, Richard Williams, Oliver Nelson, Peck Morrison, and Charlie Persip

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