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Red Holloway • In The Red

 



Review:
Red Holloway is joined by a set of veteran jazz performers for a no-nonsense, down-to-earth blowing session recalling those magnificent Prestige and Blue Note recordings of the 1950s and '60s by Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, and others. The first cut, "The Chase," was the vehicle for the seminal Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray tenor sax battle recorded in 1947, which set the ground rules for all such battles to come. On this cut, Holloway shows he has lost little, if any, of the fingering dexterity that characterized his playing in earlier days with such notables as "Brother" Jack McDuff, Bill Doggett, and Lloyd Price. Holloway continues to be equally adroit on alto as he is on tenor, bringing out the smaller sax on "The Gypsy" and "A Tear in My Heart"the latter a composition by piano player Norman Simmons. A highlight of the album is the very poignant rendition of Duke Ellington's "In My Solitude," played in soulful, long musical lines. HighNote Records, the successor to the old Muse label, became a home for several veteran saxophonists. In addition to Holloway, the stable includes Houston Person and Teddy Edwards. HighNote deserves considerable kudos for providing a forum for this hard driving saxophone playing, done with soul, which otherwise might be lost. ~ by Dave Nathan, All Music Guide.
Source: https://www.allmusic.com/album/in-the-red-mw0000037797

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Reseña:
A Red Holloway se le une un conjunto de veteranos intérpretes de jazz para una sesión de soplado sin rodeos que recuerda aquellas magníficas grabaciones de Prestige y Blue Note de los años 50 y 60 de Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt y otros. El primer corte, "The Chase", fue el vehículo para la seminal batalla de saxo tenor entre Dexter Gordon y Wardell Gray, grabada en 1947, que estableció las reglas básicas para todas las batallas de este tipo que vinieron después. En este corte, Holloway muestra que ha perdido poco, si es que ha perdido algo, de la destreza en la digitación que caracterizaba su forma de tocar en días anteriores con notables como "Brother" Jack McDuff, Bill Doggett y Lloyd Price. Holloway sigue siendo igual de hábil con el alto que con el tenor, sacando a relucir el saxo pequeño en "The Gypsy" y "A Tear in My Heart", esta última una composición del pianista Norman Simmons. Uno de los aspectos más destacados del álbum es la conmovedora interpretación de "In My Solitude" de Duke Ellington, interpretada con líneas musicales largas y conmovedoras. HighNote Records, el sucesor del antiguo sello Muse, se convirtió en el hogar de varios saxofonistas veteranos. Además de Holloway, la cuadra incluye a Houston Person y Teddy Edwards. HighNote se merece un gran reconocimiento por ofrecer un foro para este saxofón duro, hecho con alma, que de otro modo podría perderse. ~ por Dave Nathan, All Music Guide.
Fuente: https://www.allmusic.com/album/in-the-red-mw0000037797





Tracks:
1. The Chase (Dexter Gordon) - 4:36
2. In My Solitude (Eddie DeLange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 7:33
3. Snu-Fu (Norman Simmons) - 7:36
4. The Gypsy (Billy Reid) - 8:58
5. Claudia (Red Holloway) - 6:05
6. Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock) - 6:49
7. A Tear In My Heart (Norman Simmons) - 5:48
8. Rapture (Harold Land) - 8:30

Total Time: 55:35

Credits:
Red Holloway - Alto Saxophone#4,7, Tenor Saxophone
Norman Simmons - Piano
Peter Washington - Bass
Kenny Washington - Drums
Producer - Houston Person
Engineer - Rudy van Gelder
Cover Photo - Ken Franckling
Tray Card Photo - J. Flint
Art Direction - Dick Smith

Recorded 27th November, 1997 At Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


Label: HighNote Records
Catalog#: HCD 7022
UPC: 632375702229
Released: 1998
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul Jazz










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