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Red Garland on Prestige

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Are those just mispriced items, or is their strategy to overcharge for shipping?

Has anyone ever purchased any music form yourstoreonline.net ?

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So the thousands of $0.00 items are discontinued titles. And I had dreams of scoring some Dexter Steeplechase titles darn cheap. And the Bill Evans box from Amazon. Oh well.

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Found this great little tidbit in Orrin Keepnews' liner notes to the Monk/Coltrane Complete Riverside Recordings:

I still consider this to have been the first time I really heard Trane. As for my reaction, by the time they had finished this first and only take, I had a question to ask. Ignoring the intercom, I went charging from the control room into the studio. "John," I still remember asking, "What's your record situation?"

I will also never forget his precise answer: "I signed with Prestige three weeks ago."

It was certainly my biggest record business disappointment to that point, and I could not have had many bigger ones since. The full story did not make me feel any better. Bob Weinstock of Prestige had not necessarily been any wiser than his competitors. Actually, with several strong-selling artists under contract - Miles, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Billy Taylor, Red Garland - he was not in hot pursuit of more. But he was under particular pressure from Garland to record his good friend and Davis bandmate, and so, without an excessive amount of enthusiasm, Weinstock had offered Coltrane a modest two-year deal and it had been accepted.

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Well, Red Garland is his own best advertiser. I'm still digesting the material from Side Steps (what a rich treasure trove), as virtually all of it is new to me and Red's contributions just shine. In particular on Disc 4, his playing on All Mornin' Long, Billy's Bounce and Lazy Mae really drew my attention to the piano (not that Mr. Coltrane's playing isn't excellent).

Well, its clear that my Red Garland Piano, Groovy, Revisited and Soul Junction CDs is an utterly insufficient body of Red's work in my collection. Therefore I just placed an order at Concord Music for the following titles:

Rediscovered Masters, v.2

Mr P.C. Blues

Red's Good Groove

A Garland of Red

I also threw in Blue Mitchell's Blue Moods to reach the $40 limit for free shipping.

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Thanks. I assumed as much based on other outrageous claims said teacher made on a regular basis - "Only those few of us who were close to the group members actually knew ... blah blah blah."

That teacher was talking pure, pretentious bullshit.

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Red's good groove - a wonderful session, with Blue Mitchell & Pepper Adams, Sam & Philly Joe Jones. Really satisfying album!

MG

Glad to see your endorsement on this one, MG. I might be able to get ahold of this one in the coming days.

Add my endorsement as well. As transcendent as the trio albums are, I've always preferred Red with a horn (or horns).

Finally gotten around to listening to Red's Good Groove. I just want to thank you guys for plugging this release. It definitely lives up to the billing. :tup

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I love a good Red Garland intro, when he hits a groove and rides it for like three hours! Somebody mentioned "Soul Junction" earlier, a very worthy tune, but my FAVORITE, the one that I'll take with me on a long drive cuz it's perfect for night driving, is "Sweet Sapphire Blues." I mean, Red just jump-starts that bad boy and doesn't let ANYONE disrupt his groove for a good solid ten minutes or so, doesn't waste a note, doesn't repeat any tired riffs, just swings the ever-lovin' goodness outta that mutha!!!!

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What's everyone's opinion of Rojo? I can get one used for cheap and saw its OOP.

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Very nice! The conga is an added treat!

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Very nice! The conga is an added treat!

Thanks Big Al, picked it up today and quite glad I did!

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Shweet! Good rule of thumb: never pass up a good deal on some good Red! :)

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Shweet! Good rule of thumb: never pass up a good deal on some good Red! :)

Why, thank you, comrade!!! ;)

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Shweet! Good rule of thumb: never pass up a good deal on some good Red! :)

Why, thank you, comrade!!! ;)

:rofl:

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Good album for 2020. Red is tight.

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11 hours ago, Late said:

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Good album for 2020. Red is tight.

Thanks for the reminder of this one--just pulled it off the shelf and will give it a spin tonight.  2020 needs some vintage Red!

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5 hours ago, ghost of miles said:

2020 needs some vintage Red!

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This 2003 Japanese compilation is excellent, especially when you just want to play a single disc of Red's:

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1.     C Jam Blues (Groovy)

2.     I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Red Garland’s Piano)

3.     But Not For Me (Red Garland’s Piano)

4.     St. James Infirmary (When There Are Grey Skies)

5.     My Blue Heaven (When There Are Grey Skies)

6.     Soon (Can’t See For Lookin’)

7.     Summertime (All Kinds of Weather)

8.     Rain (All Kinds of Weather)

9.     A Foggy Day (A Garland of Red)

10.  What Is This Thing Called Love? (A Garland of Red)

11.  This Can’t Be Love (It’s A Blue World)

12.  And The Angels Sing (Red Garland Trio/Moodsville)

13.  Billy Boy (Revisited!)

 

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Red’s terrific, but I rarely play the Prestige trios - too many bass solos, a little goes a long way. 

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On 8.10.2020 at 6:24 AM, Late said:

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Good album for 2020. Red is tight.

❤❤❤!!!

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On 10/8/2020 at 9:33 AM, ghost of miles said:

Thanks for the reminder of this one--just pulled it off the shelf and will give it a spin tonight.  2020 needs some vintage Red!

He's also "Groovy" which is a great album!!

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I liked Red Garland immediatly when I heard the first Miles Davis quintet things, "Steamin´" was the record then.

And then I purchased this one, it was a double LP album and then available in 1978.

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On 10/19/2020 at 4:33 PM, jlhoots said:

He's also "Groovy" which is a great album!!

That's also an album I like a lot.

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Spinning this tonight, the first Red Garland record I ever purchased (circa 1987).

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You can't be blue in Bluesville. As long as you're with Red.

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