Sonny Red - Out of the BLUE

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Sonny Red, a fine altoist inspired by Charlie Parker and Jackie McLean, never really made it in jazz, and some of his recordings are rather uninspired. However, that does not hold true for his Blue Note album, which has been reissued on this Japanese CD.

Red, who is joined by pianist Wynton Kelly, either Sam Jones or Paul Chambers on bass, and either Roy Brooks or Jimmy Cobb on drums, never sounded better on records. He performs mostly little-known standards (along with six of his originals) and displays a fair amount of originality and a great deal of potential that was never really fulfilled. Recommended.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

8 tracks

 

 

(4988031333525)

SKU 4988031333525
Barcode # 4988031333525
Brand Blue Note Records Japan

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