Red Garland

Born: 
05/13/1923
City: 
Dallas
Region: 
TX
Country: 
USA
Died: 
04/23/1984
Years Active: 
1940's-1980's
Instruments: 
Piano

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William "Red" Garland was an American hard bop jazz pianist whose block chord style, in part originated by Milt Buckner, influenced many pianists. He began his musical studies on the clarinet and alto saxophone but in 1940 switched to the piano. Garland spent copious amounts of time practicing and rapidly developed into a proficient player. A short early career as a welterweight boxer did not seem to hurt his playing hands. He fought a young Sugar Ray Robinson before making the switch to a full-time musician.

Discography

Released: 1957
Released: 1957
Released: 1957
Released: 1958
Released: 1958
Released: 1958
Released: 1958
Released: 1961
Released: 1962
Released: 1964
Released: 1964
Released: 1966
Released: 1969

Concerts