2009 CD collection. 3LPs on 2CDs.
Red Rodney was a brash young trumpeter who had the mark of greatness before narcotics cut short his career. His lowest point came in January 1953, when a judge in Chicago sentenced him to Leavenworth for five years. Rodney was released on parole in March 1955, having served two years of his sentence, and shortly thereafter he recorded an album for Fantasy (tracks #1-12).
His luck ran out again in November 1955, and he was sentenced to serve the remainder of his term at the Lexington, Ky., federal narcotics hospital. His release on June 5, 1957 was something of an event among aficionados, and the results of his recording contract with Signal (tracks #13-15 on CD-1, and #1-3 on CD-2), are proof of just how much he still had to offer to jazz. He got hooked again for a while after that, until early 1959, when he made a new and briefbut successfulcomeback to the scene, cutting a new LP, this time for Argo.
01. I Love The Rhythm In A Riff
02. Taking A Chance On Love
03. Dig This
04. Red Is Blue
05. Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie
06. On Mike
07. The Song Is You
08. You And The Night And The Music
11. Hail To Dale
13. Star Eyes
14. You Better Go Now
15. Stella By Starlight
01. Red Arrow
02. Box 2000
04. Shaw Nuff
05. Red Hot And Blue
06. I Remember You
11. Two By Two
|Brand||Fresh Sound Records|
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