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Music From The Connection by Freddie Redd

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 30, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Run Time: 38 minutes
  • ASIN: B0009VNC9G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,458 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Michael Brad Richman HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on August 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Originally available on CD in the mid-90s as a limited edition title in the first round of Blue Note's Connoisseur Series, Freddie Redd's "Music from The Connection" has only been available as an expensive import or collector's item for the past decade. Thankfully with this reissue in the RVG Edition Series, "The Connection" is no longer disconnected. "The Connection" was a successful underground play that opened at New York's Living Theatre in July 1959 about heroin addiction and the lifestyles surrounding it. Being true to life, jazz played a large role in the storyline. It is a tribute to playwright Jack Gelber that he used real jazz musicians as actors, and as a result he got some great original music as a bonus. Pianist Freddie Redd wrote and played the music in the play, which was recorded here for Blue Note. (There is another album out there that has floated in and out of print on CD of a quintet recording of this music that featured Howard McGhee and Tina Brooks.) This disc features seven Redd originals and a band of Jackie McLean on alto sax (who also had a long run as an actor in the play), Michael Mattos on bass and Larry Ritchie on drums. This is the only recording I have featuring the bassist and drummer, and they both play admirably. Jazz fans, do yourself a favor and get "Connected."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Brad Richman HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 10, 2000
Format: Audio CD
"The Connection" was a successful underground play that opened at New York's Living Theatre in July 1959 about heroin addiction and the lifestyles surrounding it. Being true to life, jazz played a large role in the storyline. It is a tribute to playwright Jack Gelber that he used real jazz musicians as actors, and as a result he got some great original music as a bonus.
Freddie (not Freddy) Redd wrote and played the music in the play, which was recorded here for Blue Note. (There is another album out there that has floated in and out of print on CD of a quintet recording of this music that featured Howard McGhee and Tina Brooks.) This disc features seven Redd originals and a band of Jackie McLean (who also had a long run as an actor in the play), Michael Mattos on bass and Larry Ritchie on drums. This the only recording I have featuring the bassist and drummer, and they both play admirably. This CD was available domestically as part of the initial Connoisseur series but that edition is now out of print. Blue Note fans won't be dissapointed however for dropping a pretty penny for the import version. This is timeless music.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard Ferrie on September 11, 2010
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Searching over the years for the version of music from The Connection featuring Tina Brooks--many said, finally, that it didn't exist. I first discovered Tina through the Mosaic box set of his complete Blue Note LPs, strictly vinyl, now long out of print, collectible, legendary. I was entranced at a talent with such an original voice and modern lyricism, ahead of his time. And I had to have every note he played, learning that there was precious little before his tragic early passing. I managed to find what was available. But not this, never this, no matter how much searching. Now, right under our noses, here is the rumored Tina Brooks Connection available to download on Amazon. And, brief as it is, it does not disappoint. Tina's solos are pure instantly recognizable, unlike any other voice in jazz; and his playing here is top-rate. If you haven't discovered True Blue yet, start with that and work toward the others. This is an amazingly satisfying addition to the incandescent mythology of jazz--and a keen view into the beatific horrors of addiction. (For those too young to have heard, The Connection was an American version of Waiting for Godot with a heroin dealer as the never-appearing manifestation of the Myth.)
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