ATLANTA 2012: CHUCK REDD, HARRY ALLEN, MARK SHANE, RICHARD SIMON, ED METZ (April 21, 2012)

Vibraphonist and percussionist Chuck Redd has fine taste, whether he’s leading a small group at the 2012 Atlanta Jazz Party or — more informally — keeping time on the paper tablecloth with his wire brushes at The Ear Inn.  Here’s a sample of the former — with saxophonist Harry Allen, pianist Mark Shane, bassist Richard Simon, and fellow percussionist Ed Metz.  On the menu, a Rodgers and Hammerstein ballad from ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, a swing perennial that I associate with Lester Young, a Cole Porter love-in-swingtime song from HIGH SOCIETY (Bing sang it to Grace Kelly while Louis played a memorable obbligato . . . Ruby loved it, too), and a hard-bop version of the everlasting blues.  Hear for yourself.

THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL:

JUST YOU, JUST ME:

I LOVE YOU, SAMANTHA:

Billy Strayhorn’s THE INTIMACY OF THE BLUES:

May your happiness increase.

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2 responses to “ATLANTA 2012: CHUCK REDD, HARRY ALLEN, MARK SHANE, RICHARD SIMON, ED METZ (April 21, 2012)

  1. Great listening! Wonderful musicians and one of my favorites on the piano. Thank you NM,,,MYHI also!.

  2. Peter van Steen

    Very, very nice. Saw Harry Allen a couple of years back in Ascona, Switserland with among others John Allred on trombone.Are also a great fan of Ed Metz. Played with him al couple of times during some late nightsessions during the Breda Jazzfestival in Holland. One question, is it possible for futher recordings to put the camera on another spot, because the drums are in my opinion to dominant opposite the other instruments. And that’s a shame for the total. But still, many thanks for the initiative!! Keeping the jazz alive.
    Greetings from Holland
    Peter van Steen

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