Sonny Red

Out Of The Blue (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) (602435381893)

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Out Of The Blue (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)

Sonny Red

Blue Note

602435381893

LPS 167004

602435381893

JAZZ

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LP 30,56 €

TONE POET SERIES

180gram vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jackeT

MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOG TAPES

The Detroit born alto saxophonist Sonny Red made only one album as a leader for Blue Note, but Out of the Blue remains a gem of the catalog deserving of much wider recognition.

Red’s lightly swinging style shines on this 8-song set of bluesy originals and obscure standards, which was drawn from two different quartet sessions. The first session-recorded in December 1959 with Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums-yielded six of the album’s final cuts including the buoyant opener “Bluesville” and the stunning ballad “Stay As Sweet As You Are.”

Red returned to the studio in January 1960 once again with Kelly on piano, but this time joined by Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums, a trio that was also Miles Davis’ rhythm section at the time having just recorded on Kind of Blue the year before. The album’s final two tracks feature this quartet on Red’s original “The Lope” and the ballad “Stairway to the Stars.”

PERSONNEL:

  • Sonny Red (alto sax)
  • Wynton Kelly (piano)
  • Paul Chambers or Sam Jones (bass)
  • Jimmy Cobb or Roy Brooks (drums)

Recorded on December 5, 1959

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1: Bluesville
  • A2: Stay As Sweet As You Are
  • A3: I’ve Never Been In Love Before
  • A4: Nadia
  • SIDE B
  • B1: Blues In The Pocket
  • B2: Alone Too Long
  • B3: The Lope
  • B4: Stairway To The Stars