Red Rodney Quintet


The Red Rodney Quintets

  • Release Date: 24 Aug 1999
  • FCD-24758-2

In an era of jazz child prodigies, Red Rodney matched Stan Getz for precociousness. At 15, two years after he first picked up a trumpet, Rodney was on the road with Jerry Wald. In quick succession, he played in the bands of Jimmy Dorsey, Elliot Lawrence, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Oscar Pettiford, Claude Thornhill, Woody Herman, Tony Pastor, Les Brown, and Georgie Auld. After hearing Dizzy Gillespie, he switched his conception to bebop and at 20 reached the bop pinnacle as the trumpeter in Charl… MORE