Shades of Redd

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Shades of Redd
Shades of Redd.jpg
Studio album by Freddie Redd
Released Early May 1961[1]
Recorded August 13, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:12 original LP
Label Blue Note
BST 84045
Producer Alfred Lion
Freddie Redd chronology
The Connection
(1960)The Connection1960
Shades of Redd
Redd's Blues
(1961)Redd's Blues1961

Shades of Redd is an album by American pianist Freddie Redd recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 5 stars and stated "In an all too small discography, Freddie Redd's Shades of Redd is without a doubt his crowning achievement... his zenith as a jazz musician, would be a wonderful addition to any collection, and shows that the lesser known musicians have plenty of music to play, in addition to a unique perspective aside from the giants of this music".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Freddie Redd
  1. "The Thespian" - 7:00
  2. "Blues, Blues, Blues" - 6:00
  3. "Shadows" - 7:24
  4. "Melanie" - 5:06
  5. "Swift" - 4:02
  6. "Just a Ballad for My Baby" - 4:14
  7. "Olé" - 6:26
  8. "Melanie" [alternate take] - 5:28 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Olé" [alternate take] - 7:37 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Billboard May 15, 1961
  2. ^ Jackie McLean discography accessed October 19, 2010
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed October 15, 2010