Red Garland / Ron Carter / Philly Joe Jones – Crossings

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Crossings is an album by pianist Red Garland, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Philly Joe Jones which was recorded in late 1977 and released on the Galaxy label in the following year.

“Amazingly enough, this set (reissued on CD) was the first time that pianist Red Garland and drummer Philly Joe Jones recorded together in a trio setting, even though they had both been a part of Miles Davis’ first classic quintet. With bassist Ron Carter completing the group, they perform five standards and the bassist’s “Railoroad Crossing.” This is one of Garland’s best later dates (Philly Joe often pushes him), and the highlights include “Solar,” “Oleo” and “Love for Sale.”” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Solar” (Miles Davis) – 5:07
“Railroad Crossing” (Ron Carter) – 5:21
“Never Let Me Go” (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) – 5:15
“Oleo” (Sonny Rollins) – 5:15
“But Not for Me” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 7:00
“Love for Sale” (Cole Porter) – 11:26

Personnel:
Red Garland – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Philly Joe Jones – drums

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Released: 1978
Recorded: December 1977
Studio: Fantasy Studios, Berkley, CA
Length: 39:24
Label Galaxy
GXY-5106
Producer: Orrin Keepnews

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