Freddie Redd

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Date of Birth May 29, 1928
Place of Birth New York
Age 92 years old
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Freddie Redd

Freddie Redd is an American hard-bop pianist and composer. He is probably best known for writing music to accompany The Connection, a play by Jack Gelber.

Born: May 29, 1928, Harlem, New York City, U.S.
Genres: Jazz, hard bop
Occupation(s): Musician, composer, actor
Instruments: Piano, keyboards, organ, composer
Years active: 1948–present
Labels: Blue Note, Savoy, Prestige
Associated acts: Jackie McLean, Tina Brooks, Howard McGhee
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About Freddie Redd

Hard-bop pioneer who continued performing well into his 90s. He struggled to gain commercial footing in spite of his expertise.

Before Fame

He was a musical autodidact whose interest in jazz grew immensely upon hearing Charlie Parker.

Achievement

He was both actor and musician in the 1961 film The Connection by experimental filmmaker Shirley Clarke.

Family Life

His father died when he was one, leaving his mother to raise him alone.

Associations

He collaborated with many well-known musicians after being discharged from the Army in 1949, including Cootie Williams.

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Latest information about Freddie Redd updated on October 23, 2020.

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