Red Beans (album)

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Red Beans
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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 1976
StudioMedia Sound Studios, New York City, NY
LabelGroove Merchant
GM 3314
ProducerSonny Lester
Jimmy McGriff chronology
The Mean Machine
Red Beans

Red Beans is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff recorded in 1976 and released on the Groove Merchant label.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]

Allmusic's Jason Ankeny said: "'On Red Beans, Jimmy McGriff rolls out electric piano and clavinet alongside his signature Hammond B-3 to create one of the more varied and unusual sessions in his discography. Brad Baker's smooth, fusion-inspired arrangements further distance the album from McGriff's seminal soul-jazz sets, but the approach -- in every sense a product of its times -- suits him well, and even though the material is lightweight, with a regrettable reliance on novelty titles, McGriff's absolute mastery of the groove remains unquestioned".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Brad Baker and Lance Quinn except where noted

  1. "Red Beans" – 6:10
  2. "Big Booty Bounce" – 6:12
  3. "Space Cadet" (Bob Babbitt) – 5:58
  4. "Cakes Alive" – 6:02
  5. "Sweet Love" (Jerry Friedman) – 4:35
  6. "Love Is My Life" – 6:47



  1. ^ Payne, D. Jimmy McGriff Discography, accessed April 18, 2018
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Groove Merchant Records 3300 Series, accessed April 18, 2018
  3. ^ Jazzlists: Album details, accessed April 18, 2018
  4. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. Red Beans – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved April 18, 2018.