bertrand Posted February 2, 2021 Report Share Posted February 2, 2021 (edited) (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) Edited February 4, 2021 by bertrand Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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