1:00 A.M. Standard Time – Freddie Redd

Starting the melody with an even-8th line which becomes its own important motivic element as the melody keeps developing, this song essentially has a classic hard-bop sound, with stop-time figures in the head and a constantly evolving melody and chord progression. Our exclusive Freddie Redd Project version has Minus You tracks for all instruments as well as second parts.

Freddie Redd

May 29, 1928 – March 17, 2021

Pianist Freddie Redd, best known for his role as composer and actor in the play and movie "The Connection," started playing the piano when he was in the Army. Mostly self-taught, he learned while performing in clubs with other musicians. According to Nat Hentoff's liner notes to "Shades Of Redd," Freddie says he's "been influenced by many things I've heard on a lot of instruments. What I do is try to piece together what stimulates me into my own way of feeling things musically." Redd's music is simultaneously optimistic and knowing—it makes you want to play along with it, to join in the experience. Read more...

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