Waltzin' In – Freddie Redd
An evocative, dance-inspired waltz with a strong rhythmic drive.
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- Recording: Freddie Redd - And His International Jazz Connection
- Recorded on: July, 1991
- Label: Fairplay (1)
- Concert Key: C minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: 3/4 swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Maffy Falay
- Tenor Sax - Kristerr Andersson & Bernt Rosengren
- Piano - Freddie Redd
- Guitar - Anders Ullberg
- Bass - Torbjorn Hultcrantz
- Drums - Gilbert Matthews & Bengt Stark
As with many of Freddie's compositions, the sections of the form are long (here, 16-measure A sections in an AABA format). Therefore our audio excerpt starts at the second A section, so you can also hear part of the bridge. The melody is set up with a rhythm section intro that is indicated in the C treble clef lead sheet.
Check out another Freddie Redd title from the same album, And Time Marches On.
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...