Freddie Redd Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: February 28, 1955
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p), John Ore (b), Ron Jefferson (d)

a. 702    Debut - 4:13  (Freddie Redd)
b. 703    Lady J Blues - 5:17  (Freddie Redd)
c. 704    The Things We Did Last Summer - 5:44  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
d. 705    Ready Freddie - 4:53  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 197 — Introducing Freddie Redd   (1955)
     Status LP 12": ST 8307 — Move!   (1964)
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 1705 — Piano: East/West   (1985)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7067 — Piano: East/West   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1705-2 — Piano: East/West   (1991)
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10299 — Freddie Redd In Sweden   (2007)

Date: September 5, 1956
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Metronome

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p), Tommy Potter (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. 1127    Dawn Mist - 2:55  (Freddie Redd)
b. 1128    Beautiful Adela - 3:18  (Freddie Redd)
Both titles on:      Metronome EP 7": MEP 216 — Fishin' in Stockholm   
     Nixa LP 12": NLP 19 — Get Happy With Freddie Redd   
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10299 — Freddie Redd In Sweden   (2007)

Date: September 6, 1956
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Metronome

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p), Tommy Potter (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. 1129    I'll Remember April - 4:29  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 216 — Fishin' in Stockholm   
b. 1130    Reminiscing - 2:34  (Freddie Redd)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 216 — Fishin' in Stockholm   
c. 1131    Get Happy - 2:11  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 217 — Freddie Redd Trio With Tommy Potter & Joe Harris   
     Nixa LP 12": NLP 19 — Get Happy With Freddie Redd   
d. 1132    Bye Bye Blackbird - 3:02  (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 217 — Freddie Redd Trio With Tommy Potter & Joe Harris   
e. 1133    Blues X - 3:06  (Freddie Redd)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 217 — Freddie Redd Trio With Tommy Potter & Joe Harris   
     Nixa LP 12": NLP 19 — Get Happy With Freddie Redd   
All titles on:      LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10299 — Freddie Redd In Sweden   (2007)

Date: September 7, 1956
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Metronome

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p), Tommy Potter (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. 1135    People's Park - 3:45  (Freddie Redd)
b. 1136    A Night At Nalen - 2:35  (Freddie Redd)
c. 1137    Blue Hour - 3:38  (Freddie Redd)
d. 1138    Studio Blues - 3:12  (Freddie Redd)
     Nixa LP 12": NLP 19 — Get Happy With Freddie Redd   
All titles on:      Metronome EP 7": MEP 218 — Freddie Redd   
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10299 — Freddie Redd In Sweden   (2007)

Date: September 18, 1956
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Metronome

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p), Tommy Potter (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. 1174    Farewell To Sweden - 3:58  (Freddie Redd)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 217 — Freddie Redd Trio With Tommy Potter & Joe Harris   
     Nixa LP 12": NLP 19 — Get Happy With Freddie Redd   
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10299 — Freddie Redd In Sweden   (2007)

Date: October 2, 1957
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p), George Tucker (b), Al Dreares (d)

a. a-01    San Francisco Suite - 13:26  (Freddie Redd)
b. a-02    Blue Hour - 3:33  (Freddie Redd)
c. a-03    By Myself - 3:43  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
d. b-01    Ol' Man River - 4:01  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
e. b-02    Minor Interlude - 4:57  (Freddie Redd)
f. b-03    This Is New - 6:31  (Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin)
g. b-04    Nica Steps Out - 4:19  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-250 — San Francisco Suite   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1748-2 — San Francisco Suite   (1990)

San Francisco Suite is made up of the following: View Of The Golden Gate Bridge From Sausalito/Grant Street (Chinatown)/Barbary Coast/Cousin Jimbo's Between 3 And 7 AM/Dawn In The City.


Date: February 15, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Freddie Redd (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Freddie Redd (p), Michael Mattos (b), Larry Ritchie (d)

a. tk 2    Time To Smile - 6:23  (Freddie Redd)
b. tk 4    Jim Dunn's Dilemma - 5:37  (Freddie Redd)
c. tk 10    Wigglin' - 5:57  (Freddie Redd)
d. tk 14    Music Forever - 5:52  (Freddie Redd)
e. tk 16    Theme For Sister Salvation - 4:44  (Freddie Redd)
f. tk 17    Who Killed Cock Robin - 5:19  (Freddie Redd)
g. tk 21    O. D. - 4:42  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84027 — The Music From 'The Connection'   
     Mosaic CD: MD2-124 — The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Freddie Redd   (1989)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 0777 7 89392 2 1 — The Music From 'The Connection'   (1994)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 63836 2 3 — The Music From 'The Connection'   (2005)

Date: June 13, 1960
Location: Bell Sound Studio B, New York City
Label: Felsted

Freddie Redd (ldr), Tina Brooks (ts), Howard McGhee (t), Freddie Redd (p), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. a-01    Who Killed Cock Robin - 4:25  (Freddie Redd)
b. a-02    Music Forever - 3:46  (Freddie Redd)
c. a-03    Wigglin' - 4:55  (Freddie Redd)
d. a-04    O. D. - 3:42  (Freddie Redd)
e. b-01    Jim Dunn's Dilemma - 3:57  (Freddie Redd)
f. b-02    Time To Smile - 3:53  (Freddie Redd)
g. b-03    Theme For Sister Salvation - 4:36  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Felsted LP 12": FL 7512 — Music From The Connection   
     Boplicity LP 12": BOP 4 — Music From The Connection   
     Boplicity CD: CD BOP 019 — Music From The Connection   (1995)

Originally issued under Howard McGhee's name with Freddie Redd listed as "I Ching".


Date: August 13, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Freddie Redd (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Tina Brooks (ts), Freddie Redd (p), Paul Chambers (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. tk 1    The Thespian - 6:58  (Freddie Redd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84045 — Shades Of Redd   
b. tk 4    Blues-Blues-Blues - 5:58  (Freddie Redd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84045 — Shades Of Redd   
c. tk 5    Shadows - 7:21  (Freddie Redd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84045 — Shades Of Redd   
d. tk 6    Swift - 3:59  (Freddie Redd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84045 — Shades Of Redd   
e. tk 7   alt Olé - 7:36  (Freddie Redd)
f. tk 9    Olé - 6:22  (Freddie Redd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84045 — Shades Of Redd   
g. tk 11    Just A Ballad For My Baby - 4:10  (Freddie Redd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84045 — Shades Of Redd   
h. tk 16    Melanie - 5:03  (Freddie Redd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84045 — Shades Of Redd   
i. tk 17   alt Melanie - 5:25  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Mosaic CD: MD2-124 — The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Freddie Redd   (1989)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 21738 2 3 — Shades Of Redd   (1998)
     Blue Note CD: 5099 9 514375 2 7 — Shades Of Redd   (2008)

Date: January 17, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Freddie Redd (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Tina Brooks (ts), Benny Bailey (t), Freddie Redd (p), Paul Chambers (b), Sir John Godfrey (d)

a. tk 2    Love Lost - 7:10  (Freddie Redd)
b. tk 6    Somewhere - 5:55  (Freddie Redd)
c. tk 7    Old Spice - 7:02  (Freddie Redd)
d. tk 11    Blues For Betsy - 5:01  (Freddie Redd)
e. tk 18    Now - 7:13  (Freddie Redd)
f. tk 20    Cute Doot - 6:15  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Mosaic CD: MD2-124 — The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Freddie Redd   (1989)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 40537 2 6 — Redd's Blues   (2002)

Date: July 26, 1971
Location: Paris, France
Label: Futura

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p), Didier Levallet (b), Didier Carlier (d)

a. a-01    Diane, I Love You - 6:25  (Freddie Redd)
b. a-02    Bleeker Street Blues - 6:01  (Freddie Redd)
c. a-03    To Bud With Love - 6:49  (Freddie Redd)
d. b-01    This Heart Is Mine - 6:40  (Freddie Redd)
e. b-02    You - 8:52  (Freddie Redd)
f. b-03    My God Is Love - 3:48  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Futura Swing LP 12": 03 — Under Paris Skies   
     Futura Swing CD: 03 — Under Paris Skies   (2006)

Date: December 3, 1977
Location: United/Western Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Interplay

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p), Henry Franklin (b), Carl Burnett (d)

a. a-01    Straight Ahead - 8:06  (Freddie Redd)
b. a-02    Play, Piano, Play - 9:08  (Freddie Redd)
c. a-03    Waltzin' In - 5:11  (Freddie Redd)
d. b-01    'Round Midnight - 8:04  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
e. b-02    On Time - 4:28  (Freddie Redd)
f. b-03    I'll Keep Loving You - 6:39  (Bud Powell)
All titles on:      Interplay LP 12": IP 7715 — Straight Ahead   (1977)

Additional selection "Braziliana" on CD issue - composer unknown.


Date: August 14, 1978
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Interplay

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p)

a.     Night Song  (Freddie Redd)
b.     I'm Sorry  (Freddie Redd)
c.     Gateway East  (Freddie Redd)
d.     Blue Notes  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Interplay LP 12": IP 9004 — Extemporaneous   

Details need verification. No titles from this issue listed in BMI.


Date: September 23, 1978
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Interplay

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p)

a.     Syncopation Waltz  (Freddie Redd)
b.     Extemporaneous  (Freddie Redd)
c.     Unfinished Symphony  (Freddie Redd)
d.     For Art's Sake  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Interplay LP 12": IP 9004 — Extemporaneous   

Details need verification. No titles from this issue listed in BMI.


Date: January 18, 1985
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Uptown

Freddie Redd (ldr), Clarence 'C' Sharpe (as), Clifford Jordan (ts), Gerry Capuccio (bar), Don Sickler (t), Freddie Redd (p), George Duvivier (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. a-01    After The Show - 5:31  (Freddie Redd) / arr: Don Sickler
     Uptown LP 12": UP 27.30 — Lonely City   (1989)
     Uptown CD: UPCD 27.30 — Lonely City   (1990)
b. a-02    Bleeker Street Blues - 7:26  (Freddie Redd) / arr: Don Sickler
     Uptown LP 12": UP 27.30 — Lonely City   (1989)
     Uptown CD: UPCD 27.30 — Lonely City   (1990)
c. a-03    Emily Reno - 6:56  (Freddie Redd) / arr: Don Sickler
     Uptown LP 12": UP 27.30 — Lonely City   (1989)
     Uptown CD: UPCD 27.30 — Lonely City   (1990)
d. b-01    The Thespian - 8:26  (Freddie Redd) / arr: Don Sickler
     Uptown LP 12": UP 27.30 — Lonely City   (1989)
     Uptown CD: UPCD 27.30 — Lonely City   (1990)
e. b-02    Lonely City - 7:49  (Freddie Redd) / arr: Don Sickler
     Uptown LP 12": UP 27.30 — Lonely City   (1989)
     Uptown CD: UPCD 27.30 — Lonely City   (1990)
f. b-03    Had Tadd In Mind - 4:52  (Freddie Redd) / arr: Don Sickler
     Uptown LP 12": UP 27.30 — Lonely City   (1989)
     Uptown CD: UPCD 27.30 — Lonely City   (1990)
g.    alt Had Tadd In Mind  (Freddie Redd) / arr: Don Sickler

Lord CDROM 8.0 reports additional untitled duets (ts, p).


Date: January 20, 1985
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Uptown

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p), George Duvivier (b), Ben Riley (d)

a.     Time Marches On  (Freddie Redd)
b.     I'm Gonna Be Happy  (Freddie Redd)
c.     Don't Lose The Blues  (Freddie Redd)
d.     Once In A Lifetime  (Freddie Redd)
e.     Oh So Good  (Freddie Redd)

Additional selections: "Masterpiece", "I Like Your Face" - composers unknown (probably Redd?).


Date: May 19 & 26, 1988
Location: Studio Grill, Hollywood, CA
Label: Triloka

Freddie Redd (ldr), Freddie Redd (p), Al McKibbon (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 01    I'm Gonna Be Happy - 7:09  (Freddie Redd)
b. 02    I'll Remember April - 8:09  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
c. 03    I'll Keep Loving You - 4:37  (Bud Powell)
d. 04    Don't Lose The Blues - 5:53  (Freddie Redd)
e. 05    'Round Midnight - 6:28  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
f. 06    Waltzin' In - 6:53  (Freddie Redd)
g. 07    For Heaven's Sake - 4:10  (Elise Bretton, Sherwin Edwards, Don Meyer)
h. 08    All The Things You Are - 9:24  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
All titles on:      Triloka CD: 182-2 — Live At The Studio Grill   (1990)

Al McKibbon (b) on a-b, d-h; Billy Higgins (d) on a-b, d-h.


Date: October 9 & 10, 1990
Location: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA
Label: Milestone

Freddie Redd (ldr), Curtis Peagler (as), Teddy Edwards (ts), Phil Ranelin (tb), Freddie Redd (p), Bill Langlois (b), Larry Hancock (d)

a. 01    Give Me A Break - 4:26  (Freddie Redd)
b. 02    One Up - 7:05  (Freddie Redd)
c. 03    Melancholia - 4:59  (Freddie Redd)
d. 04    Everybody Loves A Winner - 11:45  (Freddie Redd)
e. 05    So Samba - 8:03  (Freddie Redd)
f. 06    Time Marches On - 9:03  (Freddie Redd)
g. 07    One Down - 7:13  (Freddie Redd)
h. 08    Fuego De Corazôn - 8:08  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Milestone CD: MCD 9187-2 — Everybody Loves A Winner   (1991)

Date: May 24, 1991
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Freddie Redd (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Freddie Redd (p), Walter Booker (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. 01    Now's The Time  (Charlie Parker)
b. 02    Bye Bye Blackbird  (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
c. 03    These Foolish Things  (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey)
d. 04    How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
e. 05    The Theme  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)

Confirmation needed that e. is the traditional Art Blakey set closer.


Date: July 1991
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Fairplay

Freddie Redd (ldr), Kristerr Andersson, Bernt Rosengren (ts), Ahmed Muvaffak 'Maffy' Falay (t), Anders Ullberg (g), Freddie Redd (p), Torbjorn Hultcrantz (b), Gilbert Matthews, Bengt Stark (d)

a.     Don't Lose The Blues  (Freddie Redd)
b.     Waltzin' In  (Freddie Redd)
c.     Emily Reno  (Freddie Redd)
d.     I'm Gonna Be Happy  (Freddie Redd)
e.     Time Marches On  (Freddie Redd)
All titles on:      Fairplay CD: 1 — Freddie Redd And His International Jazz Connection   (1998)

Further details needed. Additional selections #1 "Speak Of The Blues"; #5 "Let's Split"; #6 "That's Dancin', Man" - composers unknown (probably Redd?).