Shades of Redd

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Shades of Redd
Shades of Redd.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedEarly May 1961[1]
RecordedAugust 13, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Length40:12 original LP
LabelBlue Note
BST 84045
ProducerAlfred Lion
Freddie Redd chronology
The Connection
Shades of Redd
Redd's Blues

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
Allmusic5/5 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