Sonny Red


Sonny Red is an often forgotten soul in the pantheon of hard bop, but a real favorite of mine.  His "Detroit sound," that buoyancy in his tone and beautiful melodic lines with a real feel for the blues..gets me every time! You can take any 2 beats out of this solo and they would stand on their own.  Nothing earth shattering here, a few scale patterns, arpeggios and Bird licks, but how Sonny put it together...pure joy!

 

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