Red Garland With John Coltrane: Dig It!
Red Garland: piano / John Coltrane: tenor saxophone / Donald Byrd: trumpet / George Joyner or Paul Chambers: bass / Arthur Taylor: drums
Billie's Bounce / Crazy Rhythm / C.T.A. / Lazy Mae
The quintet represented on this album is widely regarded as being one of the most exciting and effective of the Fifties, even though the majority of its work did not come to light until that decade was over. The apparent paradox in that statement is resolved by the fact that this was primarily a recording unit, and although its participants have appeared together publicly in various combinations (most notably Red Garland and John Coltrane), a Red Garland quintet such as is represented here on this record was never a regular working unit.