A Garland of Red

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A Garland of Red
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Studio album by Red Garland Trio
Released Early January 1957[1]
Recorded August 17, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 41:40
Label Prestige
Producer Bob Weinstock
Red Garland Trio chronology
A Garland of Red
Red Garland's Piano
(1956)Red Garland's Piano1956
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

A Garland of Red is the debut album by pianist Red Garland featuring tracks recorded in 1956 which were released on the Prestige label.[4]


In his review for Allmusic, Scott Yanow stated "Thirty-three at the time of this, his first recording as a leader, pianist Red Garland already had his distinctive style fully formed and had been with the Miles Davis Quintet for a year... Red Garland recorded frequently during the 1956-62 period and virtually all of his trio recordings are consistently enjoyable, this one being no exception".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Foggy Day" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 4:51
  2. "My Romance" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 6:51
  3. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter) - 4:53
  4. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 4:15
  5. "September in the Rain" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 4:48
  6. "Little Girl Blue" (Hart, Rodgers) - 5:07
  7. "Constellation" (Charlie Parker) - 3:31
  8. "Blue Red" (Red Garland) - 7:38




  1. ^ Billboard Jan 19, 1957
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 4, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 81. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Red Garland discography accessed September 4, 2012