Night At Nalen – Freddie Redd

Freddie's uptempo "burner"! In addition to the original trio recording, exclusive audio is available of a quintet arrangement by jazzleadsheets.com's Don Sickler. Minus You tracks for this quintet recording are also available for all instruments—see if you can keep up at this tempo!

Freddie Redd

born on May 29, 1928

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...

13 songs available.