Music from the Connection

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Music from "The Connection"
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Studio album by Howard McGhee Quintet with Freddie Redd
Released 1960
Recorded June 13, 1960
Studio Bell Sound Studios, NYC
Genre Jazz
Length 29:11
Label Felsted
Producer Alan Lorber, Ernest Kelley
Howard McGhee chronology
Dusty Blue
(1960)Dusty Blue1960
Music from the Connection
Together Again!!!!
(1961)Together Again!!!!1961

Music from The Connection is a jazz album by trumpeter Howard McGhee recorded on June 13, 1960, and released on the Felsted label.[1][2] It features performances by McGhee, Tina Brooks, Freddie Redd, Milt Hinton and Osie Johnson. The album featured music from the off-Broadway play The Connection by Jack Gelber, featuring music composed by Redd. A slightly earlier recording of the same score by the Freddie Redd Quartet with Jackie McLean, The Music From "The Connection", was issued by Blue Note.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Freddie Redd except where noted

Side A

  1. "Who Killed Cock Robin?" - 4:25
  2. "Wigglin'" - 4:52
  3. "Music Forever" - 3:46
  4. "Time to Smile" - 3:53

Side B

  1. "(Theme for) Sister Salvation" - 4:36
  2. "Jim Dunn's Dilemma" - 3:57
  3. "O.D. (Overdose)" - 3:42



  1. ^ Felsted Album Discography by David Edwards and Mike Callahan, acccessed July 5, 2017
  2. ^ Discogs album entry, acccessed July 5, 2017
  3. ^ Music from the Connection – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2017.