At The Prelude, Vol. 1

Red Garland

At The Prelude Vol 1
  • CAT # PRCD-24132-25

    1. Satin Doll 3:57
    2. Perdido 5:50
    3. There Will Never Be Another You 3:49
    4. Bye Bye Blackbird 7:24
    5. Let Me See 5:45
    6. Prelude Blues 5:38
    7. Just Squeeze Me 2:37
    8. One O'Clock Jump 3:13
    9. Marie 6:10
    10. Bohemian Blues 9:58
    11. One O'Clock Jump (Alternate Take) 3:13
    12. A Foggy Day 5:26
    13. Mr. Wonderful 8:14

One of the most-recorded, often-imitated pianists in jazz history, William “Red” Garland (1923-1984) was in peak form on the night of October 2, 1959, when these 13 long out-of-print performances were recorded live at Harlem’s Prelude club. Backed empathetically by bassist Jimmy Rowser and especially by the late drummer Charles “Specs” Wright, a master of the brushes, Garland led his trio through a program that paid tribute to Ellington, Basie, Miles Davis (in whose epochal quintet of the mid-Fifties Garland initially gained acclaim), and some of the great American songwriters. The hallmarks of Red’s style--the impeccable velvet touch, the chiming block chords, and the bouncy time of a boxer (which he once was) working out on a speedbag--are all in place, and on two extended urbane blues he shows that he had few peers in this idiom, as well.

with Jimmy Rowser, Charles "Specs" Wright

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