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Red Garland

Red Garland mixed together the usual influences of his generation (Nat Cole, Bud Powell, and Ahmad Jamal) into his own distinctive approach; Garland's block chords themselves became influential on the players of the 1960s. He started out playing clarinet and alto, switching to piano when he was 18. During 1946-1955, he worked steadily in New York and Philadelphia, backing such major players as Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Roy Eldridge, but still remaining fairly obscure. That changed when he became a member of the classic Miles Davis Quintet (1955-1958), heading a rhythm section that also included Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. After leaving Miles, Garland had his own popular trio and recorded very frequently for Prestige, Jazzland, and Moodsville during 1956-1962 (the majority of which are available in the Original Jazz Classics series). The pianist eventually returned to Texas and was in semi-retirement, but came back gradually in the 1970s, recording for MPS (1971) and Galaxy (1977-1979) before retiring again. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: I Left My Heart ....

1. Will You Still Be Mine

2. Please Send Me Someone To Love

3. Bye Bye Blackbird

4. Body And Soul

5. Bag's Groove

6. I Left My Heart In San Francisco

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Track List: At The Prelude

Disc 1

1. M-Squad Theme

2. There Will Never Be Another You

3. Let Me See

4. We Kiss In A Shadow (live)

5. A Foggy Day

6. Satin Doll

7. Lil' Darlin' (False Start)

8. Lil' Darlin'

9. One O'Clock Jump

10. Perdido

11. Bye Bye Blackbird

12. Like Someone In Love

Disc 2

1. It's A Blue World (live)

2. Marie (live)

3. Bohemian Blues (live)

4. One O'Clock Jump

5. A Foggy Day (live)

6. Satin Doll

7. Mr. Wonderful

8. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease)

9. Prelude Blues

10. Cherokee

11. One O'Clock Jump

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Track List: At The Prelude Vol.1

1. Satin Doll (Live)

2. Perdido (Live)

3. There Will Never Be Another You (Live)

4. Bye Bye Blackbird (Live)

5. Let Me See (Live)

6. Prelude Blues (Live)

7. Just Squeeze Me (Live)

8. One O'Clock Jump (Live)

9. Marie (Live)

10. Bohemian Blues (Live)

11. One O'Clock Jump (Alternate Take) (Live)

12. A Foggy Day (Live)

13. Mr. Wonderful (Live)

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Track List: It's A Blue World

1. This Can't Be Love

2. Since I Fell For You

3. Crazy Rhythm

4. Teach Me Tonight

5. It's A Blue World

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Track List: Red Garland's Piano

1. Please Send Me Someone To Love

2. Stompin' at the Savoy

3. The Very Thought Of You

4. Almost Like Being In Love

5. If I Were A Bell

6. I Know Why

7. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

8. But Not For Me

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Track List: A Garland Of Red

1. A Foggy Day

2. My Romance

3. What IsTthis Thing Called Love

4. Makin' Whoopee

5. September In The Rain

6. Little Girl Blue

7. Constallation

8. Blue Red

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Track List: Soul Junction

1. Soul Junction

2. Woody'n You

3. Birk's Works

4. I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

5. Hallelujah

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ahanna54139
How Sweet it is, a dedicated jazz and Soul lover for 65 years.
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If you can't relax to this sound you're doing something seriously wrong. Takes you to another time, beautifully done
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jfament
Wow
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This is the cool jazz style I love to sing to...just gorgeous...t h a n k you Red.
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This is so amazing.
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tbrown1612
When I heard Miles Davis tell Red to play block chords Red block chords the man was golden in my ears..best stride player ever
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Love it!!
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Exhalant!!!
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The memories of nights in New York in those late 60-early 70 years.Never to be forgotten!
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OH YEAH
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sheilahanks9 5
This is what am talking about, true jazz u can interpret what ever mood ur in and it will apply. No matter what! !!
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Oh yes...mmmmmm !
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uflint2
Love it! Cool and Smooth!
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oren132
One of my favorites two! Red and Monk take you pick.
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Really nice
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yatz246
Enjoying this relaxing music.
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AMAZING. ...PIANO EXTRODINAIR !
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The music is so relaxing, it allows you peace of mind, outstanding
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One of my favorite jazz pianist! Just wonderful!
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Garland's fun and he plays blues beautifully, but Oscar's unsurpassed.
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Wonderful is there a player today that duplicates this style?
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haigbros
Miles hired the very best- Red, Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock.
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Old school's cool.
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Luv Red he's in the pocket!!!
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morriehcpa
Red is right up there!! In my opinion, second only to Bill Evans (both alumni of the Miles Davis groups)>
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kuncedlb
This is good!
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This album is VERY smooth...no chaser necessary.
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Outstanding
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jan22272
Extremely great. I'm Red's newest fan.
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poppa_bear49
This is very serious music...what a GREAT sound...impe c c a b l e ! ! !
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I am sorry for the following:
Don't read this cause it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life.tomorro w w will be the best day of your life.however if you don't post this you will die in two days.now you've started reading so don't stop.this is so scary.put this on at least 5songs in 143 minutes.when done press f6 and your lovers name will come on screen in big letters. This is scary because it really works.
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His playing sometimes blisses me out snd other timrs makes me very romantic..a musical genius
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This guy was so sick w/ Miles
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He has a technique of playing chords with his left hand that argue beautifully with the chords he's playing with his right hand. I listen carefully and can't duplicate this sour yet somehow soothing anigma.
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vidmov
I just can't sit still! Jazz Pianists are my FAVORITE!!!! !
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Always have been a huge fan of the piano jazz players, Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner, Bill Evans etc. But since listening to Pandora I've discovered how marvelously smooooooth and swinging Red was. I've become a fan and in my book he's second only to Oscar.
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Very very smooth!
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The first time I've ever heard Red, and just become a fan.
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I have listened to Red Garland for the last forty years and he has swung at all times. I have just about all of his recordings. My collection is quite extensive. Stan Rankin
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Love reading the comments and seeing the joy that people are feeling discovering this great master of jazz piano thanks to Pandora. I have been a fan of his for over 30 years since I started listening to jazz in College and few pianists have his effortless swing, light touch, unique block chord sound and pure jazz feel. Immortal music. Spread the word!
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e.trowell
Sid Mark and Joel Dorn the Jazz DJ's in Philly in the 60s would play Garland and I would just stop in my tracks. I was a teenager at the time, but boy did I love jazz, especially piano players.
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What Jazz is all about.Thank you Red
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Bud is always the best!
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Miles debt to Red can be heard by how he matured subsequently . Sophisticate d swinging propulsive.
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antoniopenam d
A great pianist!
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He played with finesse and grace. What a joy! And the man could swing!
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timaloha1
inspired me to take lessons again...afte r 45 yrs.!
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Giga Drummer-Man: As USUAL Hail Pandora .. Red Garland EXQUISITE !! The Passing and ALWAYS remaining Essence of Jazz. ALWAYS listening from San Juan, Puerto Rico.. where my TRAPS still clutter up my living room with AUTHORITY .. Giga
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aldersonw
We are so fortunate to have had Red on this planet! This is why God made ears.
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Just found out about this smooth cat......del i g h t f u l . . . . . a true master of his craft!!!
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