Look for the Black Star

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Look for the Black Star
Look for the Black Star.jpg
Studio album by Dewey Redman
Released 1966
Recorded January 4, 1966
Genre Jazz
Length 45:24
Label Freedom Records (USA)
Fontana Records (Netherlands, Japan)
Producer Alan Bates
Dewey Redman chronology
Look for the Black Star
Freedom Records cover
Look for the Black Star Freedom.jpg

Look for the Black Star is the debut album by American jazz saxophonist Dewey Redman featuring performances recorded in 1966 and originally released on the Dutch Fontana label but later released in the U.S. on the Freedom label in 1975.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "This early recording finds Redman discovering his own individual voice on five of his frequently emotional originals... this San Francisco date is quite adventurous and holds one's interest throughout".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dewey Redman
  1. "Look for the Black Star" - 15:41
  2. "For Eldon" - 6:29
  3. "Spur of the Moment" - 1:54
  4. "Seven and One" - 13:22
  5. "Of Love" - 7:58
  • Recorded in San Francisco on January 4, 1966



  1. ^ Look for the Black Star Discogs entry accessed May 3, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 3, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 166. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.