Red Garland – Soul Junction (1960/2014) [HDTracks 24-44.1]

Red Garland – Soul Junction (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster) (1960/2014) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 42:36 minutes | 452 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Prestige Records
Recorded: November 15, 1957 at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ
Remastered: 2007, Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

With a veritable All-Star lineup in tow, pianist Red Garland turns in a relaxed session that highlights his deft, tasteful touch. Soul Junction features tenor saxophonist John Coltrane in fine form joined by trumpeter Donald Byrd, bassist George Joyner and drummer Art Taylor. Highlights include Garland’s 15-minute blues workout on the title cut and Coltrane’s masterful “sheets of sound” soloing on the bouncy, breezy “Woody’n You.”

Pianist Red Garland’s very relaxed, marathon blues solo on the 16-minute “Soul Junction” is the most memorable aspect of this CD reissue. With such soloists as tenor saxophonist John Coltrane and trumpeter Donald Byrd, plus steady support provided by bassist George Joyner and drummer Art Taylor, Garland gets to stretch out on the title cut and four jazz originals, including “Birk’s Works” and “Hallelujah.” Coltrane is in excellent form, playing several stunning sheets of sound solos. ~~AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

1. Soul Junction 15:27
2. Woody’n You 06:49
3. Birks’ Works 07:35
4. I’ve Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) 06:17
5. Hallelujah 06:28

Red Garland, piano
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Donald Byrd, trumpet
George Joyner, bass
Art Taylor, drums