2022 reissue as part of the Blue Note Tone Poet Series - Sonny Red, a fine altoist inspired by Charlie Parker and Jackie McLean, never really made it in jazz, and some of his recordings are rather uninspired. However, that does not hold true for his Blue Note album. Red, who is joined by pianist Wynton Kelly, either Sam Jones or Paul Chambers on bass, and either Roy Brooks or Jimmy Cobb on drums, never sounded better on records. He performs mostly little-known standards (along with four of his originals) and displays a fair amount of originality and a great deal of potential that was never really fulfilled. Recommended!
|A2||Stay As Sweet As You Are|
|A3||I've Never Been In Love Before|
|B1||Blues In The Pocket|
|B2||Alone Too Long|
|B4||Stairway To The Stars|