Tuesday, 1 September 2009

The Red Garland Trio ”It’s A Blue World”

The Red Garland Trio

It’s A Blue World
( LP Prestige Records, 1958 )
Catalog # P-7838

1 This Can’t Be Love Hart, Rodgers 8:30
2 Since I Fell for You Johnson 12:43
3 Crazy Rhythm Caesar, Kahn, Meyer 3:27
4 Teach Me Tonight Cahn, DePaul 9:03
5 It’s a Blue World Forrest, Wright 5:34

Red Garland (p)
Paul Chambers (b)
Art Taylor (d)

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack, NJ, February 7, 1958
Also issued on Fantasy OJCCD 1028-2

Of the miles of Red Garland sessions recorded in the late ’50s, some of the tapes didn’t see the light of day until many years later. This session, which except for “Crazy Rhythm,” first appeared in the early ’70s, is typical of Garland’s trio work of the ’50s, evoking a mid-century nightclub atmosphere from Rudy Van Gelder’s studio with the perfectly-gauged help of bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor. “Since I Fell for You” and “Teach Me Tonight” are taken at relaxed tempos, and after Garland’s trademark block chords in the left hand and octaves in the right hand take care of the themes, they ride easily and winningly. “Crazy Rhythm” zips along at the usual steeplechase pace, with a fluid bebop solo from Garland and some agile bowing from Chambers (Chambers also gets an unusually lengthy bowed solo on “This Can’t Be Love”), and the title track closes the reissue on a jaunty note. Garland fans — and for that matter, fans of Vince Guaraldi, whose chord voicings very much resemble those of Garland — need not hesitate.
By Richard S. Ginell (AMG)

By Pier

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