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New record by Freddie Redd!!!

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(disclaimer - I have no financial interest in this release)

When I first met saxophonist Brad Linde in DC, we talked about some of our favorite unsung legends, and we both immediately thought of the great composer and pianist Freddie Redd! I knew Freddie was living in LA and gigging on occasion, but I was not able to find him when I was there in 2004. Brad suggested we track him down and bring him to DC, and thanks to Michael Cuscuna we were able to do so! There were many memorable night at Twins Jazz, And Die Musik, Creative Alliance, Bohemian Caverns etc., and Freddie and Butch Warren even co-led a quintet for a while, which presented a Take 5 concert celebrating Thelonious Monk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in July 2012. Freddie lived in the DC/Baltimore area for about 5 years, before moving back to his home town of New York City in 2013. Before he left, Brad organized a recording session at An Die Musik in Baltimore (special thanks to Henry Wong!) and the results are now out for all to enjoy! Brad and Freddie are joined by four very special guests: Michael Formanek, Matt Wilson, Brian Settles and Sarah Hughes! Digital downloads are available now, and a limited run of 300 CDs will come out next month. Note: Several of these pieces are previously unrecorded by Freddie. 'Love Is Love' in particular is a gem!

Reminiscing | Freddie Redd | Brad Linde (bandcamp.com)

 

 

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Exciting news.  I believe this Friday is another Bandcamp Friday, so this looks like it will be added to the list...

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Thanks for the alert :tup

I've got so much lined up for BC Friday, I'll have to delay some to March and April, I guess! 

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300 CDs!! S**t just doesn't sell anymore. :alien:

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Nice! Thanks for the heads up!

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On 2/2/2021 at 11:01 AM, bertrand said:

(disclaimer - I have no financial interest in this release)

When I first met saxophonist Brad Linde in DC, we talked about some of our favorite unsung legends, and we both immediately thought of the great composer and pianist Freddie Redd! I knew Freddie was living in LA and gigging on occasion, but I was not able to find him when I was there in 2004. Brad suggested we track him down and bring him to DC, and thanks to Michael Cuscuna we were able to do so! There were many memorable night at Twins Jazz, And Die Musik, Creative Alliance, Bohemian Caverns etc., and Freddie and Butch Warren even co-led a quintet for a while, which presented a Take 5 concert celebrating Thelonious Monk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in July 2012. Freddie lived in the DMV for about 5 years, before moving back to his home town of New York City in 2013. Before he left, Brad organized a recording session at An Die Musik in Baltimore (special thanks to Henry Wong!) and the results are now out for all to enjoy! Brad and Freddie are joined by four very special guests: Michael Formanek, Matt Wilson, Brian Settles and Sarah Hughes! Digital downloads are available now, and a limited run of 300 CDs will come out next month. Note: Several of these pieces are previously unrecorded by Freddie. 'Love Is Love' in particular is a gem!

Reminiscing | Freddie Redd | Brad Linde (bandcamp.com)

 

 

He lived in the Department of Motor Vehicles!?

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1 hour ago, danasgoodstuff said:

He lived in the Department of Motor Vehicles!?

Haha

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Those are some slowass lines...

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Uptown has an unissued trio session. It was still in the can because Sunenblick couldn't make sense of all the takes/intercuts. He sent me a DAT of the material to sort out and then our "relationship" blew up and I never completed the job and then he died. Trio at Rudy's with Duvivier and Ben Riley. Haven't listened in a while but memory says it is good.

He also sent some other Redd material - with Clifford Jordan IIRC.

Should do some searching.

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Yes, it was recorded on 1/20/85, the day after the Lonely City record, which was the same trio plus four horns (including Jordan). This new release has a couple of songs in common with that trio date.

That is great that you have a DAT copy, because it is not clear what the family plans to do with his holdings. His son has expressed some interest in continuing from what I heard, but nothing concrete yet.

I am very intrigued about the other material with Jordan...

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10 hours ago, bertrand said:

I am very intrigued about the other material with Jordan...

Same.

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