This blog covers the music I play on my Live365 station: Jazz Note NSU. It is devoted to hard bop and avant garde jazz. Here I confess my faith: the center of genius in modern music is jazz; the center of genius in jazz is hard bop, and especially the body of music produced between the early 50's and the mid-60's. And at the center of it all is Miles Davis. This blog is especially aimed at readers who want to build a serious jazz library.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
A little more Red
I have mentioned pianist Red Garland on several occasions. One reason he is kinda special is that I really began my serious (=systematic) jazz collecting with Miles Davis' first quintet. I have been traveling of late, hence the gap in posts. This afternoon I stepped out of my car into an honest Dakota rain and walked into a used CD shop in Sioux Falls. All I found in their four foot square jazz section was Red Garland's Groovy.
It's not a great piece of jazz, but if you like bop piano trios, you'll like this. Paul Chambers plays bass, and Art Taylor beats the skins. Here is a sample, with Chambers using the bow. Garland clearly had that feelin'.