Personnel: Red Garland (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Art Taylor (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on April 17, 1959. Originally released on Prestige (7157). Includes liner notes by Bob Snead.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1993, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Pianist Red Garland and his trio (with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Art Taylor) explore six veteran blues-based compositions ranging from Nellie Lutcher's "He's a Real Gone Guy" and "St. Louis Blues" to "Your Red Wagon" and Count Basie's "M-Squad (Theme)." Throughout, Garland modernizes each of the selections with his distinctive chord voicings, and he makes the songs sound fresh and new. A solid effort from this very consistent pianist, who will always be best remembered for his playing with the classic Miles Davis Quintet. ~ Scott Yanow