Alone - Blues & Ballads (3 LPs on 2 CDs)
  • Moodsville MVLP3 Moodsville MVLP3
  • Moodsville MVLP10 Moodsville MVLP10
  • New Jazz NJ-8213 New Jazz NJ-8213
  • Red Garland Red Garland
  • Ray Bryant Ray Bryant

Red Garland / Ray Bryant

Alone - Blues & Ballads (3 LPs on 2 CDs)

Fresh Sound Records

Red Garland / Ray Bryant (piano solo)

Reference: FSRCD 658_2

Red Garland and Ray Bryant display their ability and good taste exploring a selection of ballads, blues, standards and originals. Despite their different styles, both pianists deliver, in their respective ways, a moving experience.

The incredibly tasteful Garlands discerning touch, phrasing and innately melodic sense make his playing a constant joy and show why Miles Davis hired him for his first great quintet.

Where the Ray Bryant session is concerned, the blues take over from the first dark, rolling figure that opens the date. The result is a multi-faceted, happy, dolorous, impish, whimsical blues outing played by an interpreter steeped in the genre, a set that gives full rein to Bryant to express his soul.


CD 1

01. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) (Carr) 5:24
02. These Foolish Things (Remember Me of You) (Link-Strachey-Marvell) 5:06
03. Chains of Love (Wells-Ertegun) 5:59
04. The Nearness of You (Carmichael-Washington) 5:02
05. Wee Baby Blues (Johnson-Turner) 6:56
06. When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan) 6:42
07. Blues in the Closet (Pettiford) 4:20
08. You Are Too Beautiful (Rodgers-Hart) 4:42
09. Tranes Blues (Coltrane) 5:49
10. When I Fall In Love (Young-Heyman) 5:06
11. Cloud (williams) 4:49
12. Tired (Roberts-Fisher) 6:35

CD 2

01. I Got It Bad (And That Aint Good) (Ellington-Webster) 7:06
02. My Last Affair (Johnson) 3:36
03. Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today) (Basie-Durham-Rushing) 5:06
04. Nancy (With the Laughing Face) (Silvers-Van Heusen) 5:22
05. Me and the Blues (Blues No.1) (Bryant) 5:01
06. Rockin Chair (Carmichael) 5:17
07. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) (Davis-Ramirez-Sherman) 3:53
08. Joy (Blues No.2) (Bryant) 4:00
09. Blues No.3 (Bryant) 7:16
10. Stocking Feet (Blues No.4) (Bryant) 4:49
11. My Blues (Blues No.5) (Bryant) 7:43
12. Greensleeves (Traditional) 2:25 (*) Bonus Track
13. Ill Wind (Koehler-Arlen) 3:12 (*) Bonus Track

Sources CD 1:

Tracks #2,4,6,8 & 10 from the Moodsville LP "Red Garland: Red Alone" (MVLP3)

Tracks #1,3,5,7,9,11 & 12 from the Moodsville LP
"Red Garland: Alone With The Blues" (MVLP10)

Sources CD 2:

Tracks #1,2 & 4 from the Moodsville LP "Red Garland: Red Alone" (MVLP3)

Track #3 from the Moodsville LP "Red Garland: Alone With The Blues" (MVLP10)

Tracks #5-11 from the New Jazz album "Ray Bryant: Alone With The Blues" (NJ-8213)

Track #12 from the Columbia LP "Little Susie" (CS-8244)

Track #13 from the Columbia LP "Con Alma" (CS-8433)

Personnel on CD 1:

Red Garland, piano solo.

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on April 2, 1960

Personnel on CD 2:

Red Garland, piano solo (#1-4)

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on April 2, 1960

Ray Bryant, piano solo (#5-13)

Same location as #1-4, recorded on December 19, 1958

Bonus tracks:

Ray Bryant, piano solo

Recorded in New York City, January 19 (#12), 1960; and January 26 (#13), 1961

Original recordings produced by Esmond Edwards

This compilation produced by Jordi Pujol

24-Bit Digitally Remastered


Additional notes:

At the end of the 2nd CD we have included 'Greensleeves' and 'Ill Wind,' two piano solo tunes recorded by Ray Bryant for the LPs Little Susie & Con Alma on January 19, 1960 and December 5, 1960 respectively. The remaining trio tunes are included on the CD The Ray Bryant Trio Con Alma & Little Susie (FSRCD 657).


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