A Garland of Red is the debut album by pianist Red Garland featuring tracks recorded in 1956 which were released on the Prestige label.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Thirty-three at the time of this, his first recording as a leader, pianist Red Garland already had his distinctive style fully formed and had been with the Miles Davis Quintet for a year. With the assistance of bassist Paul Chambers (also in Davis’s group) and drummer Art Taylor, Garland is in superior form on six standards, Charlie Parker’s “Constellation” (during which he shows that he could sound relaxed at the fastest tempos) and his own “Blue Red.” Red Garland recorded frequently during the 1956-62 period and virtually all of his trio recordings are consistently enjoyable, this one being no exception (https://goo.gl/nKh4Dk).
“A Foggy Day” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:51
“My Romance” (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 6:51
“What Is This Thing Called Love?” (Cole Porter) – 4:53
“Makin’ Whoopee” (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 4:15
“September in the Rain” (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 4:48
“Little Girl Blue” (Hart, Rodgers) – 5:07
“Constellation” (Charlie Parker) – 3:31
“Blue Red” (Red Garland) – 7:38
Red Garland – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Art Taylor – drums
Released: Early January 1957
Recorded: August 17, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Producer: Bob Weinstock
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