All Mornin’ Long is a jazz album by pianist Red Garland and his quintet. It was originally issued in 1958 on the Prestige label. It features only three pieces, which belong to the hard bop subgenre and distinguish themselves by being fast-paced and bluesy. Critic Ira Gitler found the album satisfactory and said that the title piece was a “many-splendored, deep-dish demonstration of feeling, mood and melody”.
“On November 15, 1957, a quintet headed by pianist Red Garland recorded enough material for two records. This CD reissue (whose companion is Soul Junction) has a 20-minute version of “All Mornin’ Long,” along with briefer renditions of “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (a mere ten minutes) and Tadd Dameron’s “Our Delight.” More important than the material is that, in addition to Garland, the main soloists are John Coltrane and trumpeter Donald Byrd. Byrd was on his way to getting his sound together, while Trane, very much in his sheets-of-sound period, was already blazing a new path for jazz to follow. An excellent and often quite colorful jam session-flavored hard bop set.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.
“All Mornin’ Long” (Red Garland) – 20:21
“They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 10:28
“Our Delight” (Tadd Dameron) – 6:18
Red Garland – piano
John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
Donald Byrd – trumpet
George Joyner – double bass
Art Taylor – drums
Released: end of March/early April 1958
Recorded: November 15, 1957
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Producer: Bob Weinstock