Dominic Walker: “Splish Splash”
This week on All Night Jazz, we’ll focus on piano hero, Red Garland. Born in Dallas Texas on May 13, 1923, Garland is best known for his work with Miles Davis’ first “Great Quintet” in the mid-1950s. After an early stint as a boxer (he fought and lost against Sugar Ray Robinson) it was an early touring opportunity with trumpeter Hot-Lips Page that conveyed Garland from Texas to New York. There he began a stint with singer Billy Eckstine, known throughout the late ‘40s and early ‘50s for his incubator bands which included bebop pioneers Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and others.
Tonight grab your rubber ducky as Dominic Walker draws you a bath on the Jazz Trip@Ten, including a jazz version of the song “Splish Splash.” Plus we’ll continue our celebration of piano great, Red Garland. Then later, on the Midnight Standard, we’ll hear another version of Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust.” [Photo: pixabay/en/users/Semevent-4278751/]