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The Quintets

Label: Fantasy Jazz
Released: 2001
Track listing: Taking a Chance On Love/ Dig This/ Red Is Blue/ Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie/ On Mike/ The Song Is You/ You and the Night and the Music/ Laura/ Hail to Dale/ Jeffie/ I Love The Rhythm In a Riff/ Daddy-O/ Red Wig/ The Baron/ Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/ Coogan

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Red Rodney: The Quintets

Read "The Quintets" reviewed by Derek Taylor


There’s scene in Clint Eastwood’s biopic Bird that immediately springs to mind hearing these seminal Red Rodney sides. In the scene Rodney is forced to sing in front of an audience of rural Southerners under the dubious alias of blues singer in order to substantiate a ruse devised by Charlie Parker to camouflage his quintet’s racially-integrated ...


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