Chuck Redd is an internationally well-known performer on both drums and vibraphone. He began his career when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He also became a member of the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Byrd, and Herb Ellis.) To his credit are 25 European tours and six tours of Japan, with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski and the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli.
Redd was featured vibraphonist with the Mel Torme All-Star Jazz Quintet from 1991 until 1996. While appearing in New York with Torme, Ira Gitler of Jazz Times said: Redd's vibes were equally notable for vigor and melodiousness.
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Chuck Redd makes an impressive debut on vibraphone, his crisp, resourceful mallet
work is invigorating! DownBeat
The Common Thread is expert mainstream jazz designed to give pleasure rather
than provoke—an album to visit again and again, discovering more wit and depth
each time. Jazz Times
The music...is relaxed and swinging, reminiscent of the George Shearing Quintet of
the 1950's. Jazzreview.com
Chuck Redd and friends...accomplish much more than a rehashing of yesteryear on
All This and Heaven Too. While fans of older jazz styles will enjoy the album, anyone
interested in superbly executed music should give it a listen. Allmusic.com