Music From The Off-Broadway Play 'The Connection' (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Felsted FL-7512
    Felsted FL-7512
  • Charlie Parker PLP-806
    Charlie Parker PLP-806

Freddie Redd

Music From The Off-Broadway Play 'The Connection' (2 LP on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Howard McGhee, Clark Terry (tp), Bennie Green (tb), Tina Brooks (ts), Cecil Payne (bs), Freddie Redd, Duke Jordan (p), Milt Hinton, Ron Carter (b), Osie Johnson, Charles Persip (d)

Reference: FSRCD 629

Bar code: 8427328606295


No piece of theater has ever offered so much to so many musicians as did THE CONNECTION, Jack Gelbers celebrated play about narcotics addiction, in which the accompanying musicians played an integral role, occasionally speaking lines, though most often playing other lines on their instruments. By its nature, the presentation required the personal touch, and each change of musicians brought a fresh score into being.

So far there are four jazz scores for the play. The original, written by Freddie Redd, was first heard on July 15, 1959, in the off-Broadway Living Theater production, and was recorded by the Blue Note and Felsted labels, and later for the film version. A new score was written by Cecil Payne and Kenny Drew during the plays European tour in the summer of 1961, and was later played by the New York cast and recorded for Charlie Parker Records.

The two remaining scores were written by Cecil Taylor and Dexter Gordon respectively, but neither was recorded. Here, for the first time, are both recorded scores of THE CONNECTION on a single CD.

Album details

Tracks #1-7 originally issued as "Music
From 'The Connection' Composed by Freddie Redd".
(Felsted FL-7512)
Tracks #8-14 originally issued as
"New Original Score From The Off-Broadway Hip Success
'The Connection' Composed by Cecil Payne & Kenny Drew" (Charlie Parker PLP-806)

Personnel on #1-7:
Howard McGhee (trumpet), Tina Brooks (tenor sax), Freddie Redd (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Osie Johnson (drums).
Recorded at Nola Studios, New York City, August 21, 1960

Personnel on #8-14:
Clark Terry (trumpet), Bennie Green (trombone), Cecil Payne (baritone sax), Duke Jordan (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Charles Persip (drums).
Recorded at RCA Studios, New York City, March 14-16, 1962

Original recordings produced by Alan Lorber and Ernest Kelley (Felsted), and Aubrey Mayhew (Charlie Parker Records).
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

9,95 €  (tax incl.)

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