Monday, March 13, 2006

Groovy Red

While I think "Soul Junction" with Coltrane is an excellent Red Garland CD, I like "Red's Good Groove" with baritonist Pepper Adams, who's every bit of Gerry Mulligan on "Take Me in Your Arms" and "Excerent!," even better. The group on the Jazzland disk, which also includes trumpeter Blue Mitchell and bass and drums legends Sam and Philly Joe Jones, just strikes me as extremely compatible every time I play this, does some fine soloing and excels in its ensemble play. A gem.

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