Sonny Red


Red, Blue And Green

  • Release Date: 10 Oct 2000
  • MCD-47086-2

Alto saxophonist Sylvester Kyner, Jr. (1932-1981), better known as Sonny Red, was among the bumper crop of Detroit jazz musicians who, between 1955 and 1960, inevitably gravitated to New York. This set combines the second and third (of three) LPs Red made for Jazzland, The Mode and Images, from 1961 and ’62, respectively. He’s joined at various times by a pair of colorfully-named--and superb--featured sidemen, trumpeter Richard “Blue” Mitchell (1930-1… MORE