Personnel: Red Garland (piano); Red Garland; Richard Gene Williams , Richard Williams (trumpet); Peck Morrison, George Joyner (bass instrument); John Coltrane, Oliver Nelson (tenor saxophone); Donald Byrd (trumpet); Art Taylor, Charlie Persip (drums).
Liner Note Author: Ira Gitler.
Recording information: 11/15/1957-03/16/1961.
Photographer: Lee Tanner.
Red Garland, an excellent and sometimes overlooked pianist in his own right, also led a dynamite group that recorded for Prestige in the late 1950s. That group included Donald Byrd and John Coltrane, and Garland's entry in the PRESTIGE PROFILES series contains several tracks of that group cooking up furious hard-bop (with Coltrane's playing leading the way). A 1961 date with trumpeter Richard Williams and tenor sax man Oliver Nelson is also noteworthy. Though the disc only contains six tracks, there is plenty of stretching out from these legends.