Blues For Red
Blues For Red was fun and a creative session combining excellent musicians from Europe and the US. It was recorded for a London label, Mole Jazz, as an LP. Alun Morgan, one of the top and most respected British jazz critics, gave it an excellent review. Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson was then and still is, a leading voice on the alto. Serbian trumpeter Dusko Goykovich, still active today, was one of the first jazz players in Europe to play bebop style on that instrument, including collaborations with the American expatriate greats, Oscar Pettiford and Kenny Clarke. Bassist Larry Grenadier made his recording debut as a 17-year-old very mature young man. Pianist/leader Larry Vuckovich contributed two originals, including Balkan flavored, Mostar Bridge and the title track, Blues For Red, paying homage to the great Red Garland. Veteran drummer Eddie Marshall completed the band, playing his fresh, contemporary style of drumming.
Photos by Brian McMillen