Lil' Darlin'

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Lil' Darlin'
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Live album by Red Garland
Released 1959
Recorded October 2, 1959
The Prelude Club, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 30:35
Label Status ST 8314
Red Garland chronology
Red Garland at the Prelude
(1959)Red Garland at the Prelude1959
Lil' Darlin'
Red Garland Live!
(1959)Red Garland Live!1959

Lil' Darlin' is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Red Garland which was recorded in 1959 and originally released on the Status label, a subsidiary of Prestige Records.[1] The album was recorded at the Prelude Club in New York City at the same concert that produced Red Garland at the Prelude and Red Garland Live!.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson stated, "Like the other LPs that resulted from Garland's Prelude appearance, Lil' Darlin' demonstrates that the pianist was in excellent form on that night in October 1959".[2] C. Michael Bailey from All About Jazz in his review of the 2006 release of the complete Prelude recordings stated "There may be an argument that The Red Garland Trio at the Prelude is the last of the great Garland Trio recordings. The pianist performed and recorded sporadically until his death at 61 years old in 1984. But it is these Prelude sides illustrate Red Garland at top form in his craft".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lil' Darlin'" (Neal Hefti) - 10:07
  2. "We Kiss in a Shadow" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 5:46
  3. "Blues in the Closet" (Oscar Pettiford) - 4:28
  4. "Like Someone in Love" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 10:14
  • Recorded The Prelude Club in New York City on October 2, 1959



  1. ^ Red Garland discography accessed December 4, 2012
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic Review accessed December 4, 2012
  3. ^ Bailey, C. M. Red Garland Trio At The Prelude: Extended Analysis, All About Jazz, February 17, 2006