JAZZ SCENE U.S.A. #24
THE VI REDD SEPTET
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1962
CBS TELEVISION CITY, LOS ANGELES, CA
Commentary © James A. Harrod, Copyright Protected; All Rights Reserved
Vi Redd’s sextet had recorded her first album as leader in May of 1962 for United Artists. The album has recorded over two days at Western Recorders on Sunset Boulevard. The May 21st date captured five instrumental numbers with Carmell Jones (tp), Vi Redd (as), Russ Freeman (p), Roy Ayers (vib), Leroy Vinnegar (b) and Vi’s husband, Richie Goldberg (d). The balance of the album was recorded on May 22nd with Vi Redd (as, vcl), Russ Freeman (p), Herb Ellis (g), Bob Whitlock (b) and Richie Goldberg (d). The UA session was produced by Leonard Feather which most likely accounts for the inclusion of two Feather originals on the album.
Howard Lucraft attended both recording sessions as seen in his sampling of photos (below) from Western Recorders.
Vi Redd (as), Carmell Jones (tp), Herb Ellis (g), Russ Freeman (p), Roy Ayers (vib), Bob Whitlock (b) and Richie Goldberg (d).
Host: Oscar Brown, Jr.
Executive Producer: Steve Allen
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Director: Steve Binder
Associate Producer: Penny Stewart
Associate Director: George Turpin
Technical Director: Dick Hall
Lighting Director: Leard Davis
Audio: Larry Eaton
Art Director: Robert Tyler Lee
Jazz Consultant: Leonard Feather
Title Films: Grant Velie
Cameras: Bob Dunn, Ed Chaney, Gorman Erickson, Pat Kenny
The photos that greatly enhance this presentation have been provided courtesy of CTSIMAGES. The author would like to extend a most heartfelt thanks to Cynthia Sesso, Licensing Administrator of the Howard Lucraft Collection. Please note that these photos remain the property of the Howard Lucraft Collection and are used here with permission. Any inquiries regarding their use, commercial or otherwise, should be directed to: Cynthia Sesso at CTSIMAGES.