Nice Article on Keyboard

March 1st, 2019

Keyboard – Richard Leiter

When you first hear Red Young play, you think, “Where has this guy been all my life?” The truth is, you’ve been hearing him on TV and the radio for decades. Though his piano work, writing, arranging, and singing are first-rate, it’s his highly original B-3 playing that’s going to make you hit “Download Now.” Red sounds like an amalgam of B-3 greats. You hear bits of Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Jack McDuff, and Groove Holmes. What sets him apart, though, is his impulse to push the B-3 further out of its comfort zone than we’ve heard before.


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