Chuck Redd is a natural, no matter how much hard work it took for him to get to that place. Creating ringing sweet melodies on the vibes, or swinging subtly on his drum kit, he adds so much to any band. He did it many times during the 26th San Diego Jazz Party, and the three performances that follow are evidence of his understated mastery. Chuck (on vibes) was joined by Houston Person, tenor saxophone; Rossano Sportiello, piano; Nicki Parrott, string bass; Ed Metz, drums, for an all-too-brief set of music dedicated to Barney Kessel:
I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING:
SO DANCO SAMBA:
Thank you, Chuck, for shining your light on us.
May your happiness increase!