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Chuck Redd

Chuck Redd is an internationally well-known performer on both drums and vibraphone. He began his career when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He also became a member of the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Byrd, and Herb Ellis.) To his credit are 25 European tours and six tours of Japan, with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski and the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli.

Redd was featured vibraphonist with the Mel Torme All-Star Jazz Quintet from 1991 until 1996. While appearing in New York with Torme, Ira Gitler of Jazz Times said: “Redd's vibes were equally notable for vigor and melodiousness.”

He served as Artist-In-Residence at The Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington, DC from 2004-2008. Redd frequently appears leading groups at The Oregon Coast Jazz Party and has been a featured musician at The Oregon Festival Of American Music every year since 2007. In 2007, Redd was featured with the prestigious “Milt Jackson Tribute Band.” Other engagements have included jazz cruises, stints with Bucky Pizzarelli and Ken Peplowski at Jazz at Lincoln Center, headlining at Smalls and at The Kitano in New York City and at jazz festivals around the US. He has toured and performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme, Tommy Flanagan, Bill Mays, Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Laurindo Almeida, Tal Farlow, Rebecca Kilgore, Scott Hamilton, Mickey Roker and Houston Person. Jazz Times has praised Redd's playing, describing his vibes work as, “Exquisite! “ The Washington Post admired his “melodic sparkle.” He was awarded “Best Vibist” in New York’s Hot House Jazz Magazine 2015 Fans Decision award.

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”Chuck Redd makes an impressive debut on vibraphone, his crisp, resourceful mallet work is invigorating!” DownBeat

“The Common Thread is expert mainstream jazz designed to give pleasure rather than provoke—an album to visit again and again, discovering more wit and depth each time.” Jazz Times

“The music...is relaxed and swinging, reminiscent of the George Shearing Quintet of the 1950's.” Jazzreview.com

“Chuck Redd and friends...accomplish much more than a rehashing of yesteryear on All This and Heaven Too. While fans of older jazz styles will enjoy the album, anyone interested in superbly executed music should give it a listen.” Allmusic.com



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