Groovy (Red Garland album)
|Studio album by Red Garland Trio|
|Released||Mid December 1957|
December 14, 1956 (#4-5)|
May 24, 1957 (#6)
August 9, 1957 (#1-3)
|Studio||Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ|
|Red Garland Trio chronology|
In his review on Allmusic, Michael G. Nastos states "Red Garland's third recording as a leader has him playing very well, somewhat energetic and more inclusive in his direction to span the mainstream jazz palate beyond the cool exterior he emanates. The title might be a bit deceptive, for this is not a project where soul-jazz or early boogaloo influences turned jazzmen into groovemeisters -- it's a swinging groove. ... It is said that by the third recording, most musicians should have their style down pat and begin attempting to take the music to a higher level. You really hear that in this recording, which was a springboard to making Red Garland one of the most revered and respected jazz pianists of the modern era".
- "C-Jam Blues" (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington) – 8:21
- "Gone Again" (Curtis Lewis, Curley Hamner, Gladys Hampton) – 6:46
- "Will You Still Be Mine?" (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair) – 4:43
- "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 9:35
- "What Can I Say, Dear" (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) – 7:14
- "Hey Now" (Red Garland) – 3:41
- "If I Were a Bell"
- "I Know Why"
- "Lost April"
- "P.C. Blues"
Tracks 7-10 were not on the original LP but are included in the CD reissue.
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