Redd's Blues

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Redd's Blues
Redd's Blues.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 17, 1961
LabelBlue Note
ProducerAlfred Lion
Freddie Redd chronology
Shades of Redd
Redd's Blues

Redd's Blues is an album by the American pianist Freddie Redd, recorded in 1961 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1988.[1]

Releases and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz2.5/4 stars[3]

Redd's Blues was released on LP in 1988, and on CD in 2002.[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz described the album as "very dull indeed", and added that "Freddie's compositions are pastiche bebop, and if you were told these had been written to soundtrack a 'jazz play' you'd readily believe it".[3] The AllMusic reviewer concluded that "Redd's Blues sounds like one of those off-days where the music just came out sounding generic and lifeless".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Freddie Redd
  1. "Now" - 7:15
  2. "Cute Doot" - 6:17
  3. "Old Spice" - 7:04
  4. "Blues for Betsy" - 5:02
  5. "Somewhere" - 5:56
  6. "Love Lost" - 7:12
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on January 17, 1961.



  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed October 19, 2010
  2. ^ a b c Snowden, Don. "Freddie Redd: Redd's Blues". AllMusic. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1196. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)