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RECORDING: Backgrounder: Freddie Redd’s The Connection

In 1960, pianist Freddie Redd composed and recorded The Music From the Connection. The music was originally composed for Jack Gelber’s 1959 New York play The Connection, about jazz musicians and drug addiction. Redd’s music was performed on stage by Redd (p), Jackie McLean (as), Michael Mattos (b) and Larry Ritchie (d)…

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