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Freddie Redd

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by Freddie Redd

Biography

29 May 1928, New York City, New York, USA. A self-taught pianist, Redd worked semi-professionally for a number of years, then led his own small groups in and around his home town. In the early 50s he began working with established leaders including Tiny Grimes, Cootie Williams and Charles Mingus. During the rest of the decade he played with jump bands, including a precursor of soul jazz, Gene Ammons, and also with mainstream and bop musicians, including Art Farmer and Gigi Gryce. He also... Read more

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jazz
hard bop
piano
bebop
blue note
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