- Audio CD (March 13, 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording remastered
- Label: Prestige
- ASIN: B00005A8AH
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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All Mornin' Long (20 Bit Mastering) Original recording remastered
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You are probably aware of Red's charter membership in the first great Miles Davis quintet. It's probably how you came to delve further into his oeuvre.
Maybe you are aware that the Miles Davis group went into the Prestige Studios (actually Rudy Van Gelder's living room-where so many great Prestige and Blue Note albums were recorded) on May 11, 1956 & October 26, 1956 and, in two marathon sessions, whipped out 4 albums worth of material to complete his contractual obligations to Prestige that allowed him to go over to Columbia. Those are landmark sessions in the history of Jazz and all are peppered with the work of Red Garland and John Coltrane.
What you may not know is that on November 15, 1957, Red Garland had a marathon session of his own at those same Prestige studios, culminating in 2 1/2 albums worth of insanely quality material featuring his confrere, John Coltrane, a young, inspired (who wouldn't be...in the company of these two giants) Donald Byrd on trumpet and another superb rhythm section of George Joiner and Art Taylor.
This album is one. The other is Soul Junction. And the remaining tracks can be found on High Pressure. It is your duty to seek these out. You won't be disappointed.
This was one of the first jazz albums I owned; I purchased a used vinyl with a notation on the cover that read something like "scratchy but excellent!" I listened to it many times, and the supremacy of the musicians rose like cream through the worn record. Fortunately, I found it again at Amazon.com in CD form, and am enjoying it just as much as when the jazz genre was so new to me. Yes, it's a personal favorite with some history behind it, but its excellence may make it one of your favorites as well.
With George Joyner on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums(who are also featured on "The Best of the Red Garland Quintets," another CD worth checking out.) Engineered by the great Rudy Van Gelder, this 1957 studio date was remastered for its 2001 re-release.
Red not only holds his own but makes you forget about what's preceded--not through blazing technique or adventurous innovation but ceaseless invention and an incorporation of every possible style. He alternates "trite" rhythm and blues riffs with breathtakingly lithe, Powell-like single-note lines; he moves to his "stretched" block chord style for two, not just one, extended stretches; he makes the blocked-chord style work at a tempo that would discourage its use by any other pianist. His solo, however harmonically and melodically "conservative," is a tour de force.
Dozens of pianists have borrowed from the Garland vocabulary--Gene Harris, Wynton Kelly, Monty Alexander, Ahmad Jamal. This recording is just another reminder that there was only one pianist who mastered that language.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent recording!! The cats take extended solos and it's great to hear them take their time and get into the music and Red is killing!Published 10 months ago by Bass Head
What a great jam session. It may be titled all morning long, but it plays all night long and that is just fine by me. Don't be fooled by the fact there are only 3 selections. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dave Berg
- Why I Listened to This Album
I enjoy Coltrane, and Red Garland is one of my favorite pianists. Read more
I read a few reviews of a remastered edition of this, and I could not remember this disc. My aunt who had introduced me to Jazz music had died the year before it was cut. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Edd Anderson
Excellent album, and at the price of the MP3 you might as well be getting it for free. Only 3 tracks, but excellent blowing by all and great variation in feel and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Craig F. Carver