block chord piano style and for his work in one of Miles Davis's greatest quintets. (See Miles Davis.) Garland went on to record many excellent albums as a leader, mostly in a trio setting. A favorite of mine is Groovy, which he made with the rest of the Miles Davis rhythm section -- Art Taylor on drums and Paul Chambers on bass. One reviewer aptly described the recording as a "warm, sultry mix of jazz standards ("C Jam Blues," "Willow Weep For Me"), then-popular fare ("Gone Again," "What Can I Say," "Will You Still Be Mine") and a de rigueur Garland blues ("Hey Now")." Another noted that with this album Garland took his music to another level, calling it a "springboard to making Red Garland one of the most revered and respected jazz pianists of the modern era."
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