Red Garland Quintet – All Mornin’ Long (1957/2013) DSF DSD64

Red Garland Quintet – All Mornin’ Long (1957/2013)
DSF 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz  | Time – 37:13 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Jazz
Source: ISO SACD | ©  Prestige Records

Some groups have existed only in the recording studio but have produced music of lasting value. This quintet, under pianist Red Garland’s leadership, actually did play some gigs around New York in the fall of 1957, but even if it hadn’t, the rapport in the studio would still have been powerful. Beginning with the association of Garland and sax master John Coltrane in the Miles Davis Quintet and continuing with Arthur Taylor’s trio connection with Garland, and trumpeter Donald Byrd’s having worked with all of them in one form or another, there was enough of a common spirit in the musical attitudes of all the participants. The title blues spans an entire side; the overleaf is shared by Gershwin’s “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and Dameron’s “Our Delight.”

On November 15, 1957, a quintet headed by pianist Red Garland recorded enough material for two records. This CD reissue (whose companion is Soul Junction) has a 20-minute version of “All Mornin’ Long,” along with briefer renditions of “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (a mere ten minutes) and Tadd Dameron’s “Our Delight.” More important than the material is that, in addition to Garland, the main soloists are John Coltrane and trumpeter Donald Byrd. Byrd was on his way to getting his sound together, while Trane, very much in his sheets-of-sound period, was already blazing a new path for jazz to follow. An excellent and often quite colorful jam session-flavored hard bop set. –Scott Yanow


1 All Mornin’ Long 20:17
2 They Can’t Take That Away From Me 10:25
3 Our Delight 6:18

Red Garland – piano
John Coltrane – tenor sax
Donald Byrd – trumpet
George Joyner – double bass
Art Taylor – drums

Recorded: November 15, 1957 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey


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