Born: May 29, 1928
Freddie Redd that is- consummate improvising keyboardist/composer whose original score on Blue Note for Jack Gelber's searing play The Connection reverberates eternally down the marble halls of the charm(ed) school of indelible jazz, thanks to Freddie's bewitching melodicism, nimble pianistic pyrotechnique, and the keening cry of Jacke McLean on alto (there's also a recording of Freddie's score on Felsted acquired on a Japanese cd reissue some years ago, with trumpeter Howard McGhee an extra added ingredient in the original mix, his quintet actually listed as the featured artist, Freddie ghosting his own parts under the moniker I Ching)...
Shades Of ReddBlack Lion
The Music from The ConnectionBlue Note Records
Redd's BluesBlue Note Records
Live At The Studio GrillBlack Lion
Get Happy With Freddie ReddBlack Lion
Piano: East/WestBlack Lion
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