Red Trane: The Collaborations of John Coltrane and Red Garland


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Red Garland

John Coltrane and pianist Red Garland, who both worked in Eddie Cleanhead Vinson's late-1940s group, began playing together again in 1955 as part of Miles Davis' quintet. Davis sought Garland out for his relaxed, block-chord style and his ability to impart an Ahmad Jamal-like sound; Coltrane, nearly 30 years old, was at a troubled juncture in his personal and professional life, still dogged by a drug addiction that would force Davis...

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