Then And Now (JD79)

  1. Woody 'n' You
  2. Marmaduke
  3. Little Suede Shoes
  4. Un Poco Loco
  5. The Scene Is Clean
  6. Early Autumn
  7. Confirmation
  8. Congo Blues
  9. If You Could See Me Now
  10. Yard's Pad
  11. Crazeology
  12. The Interview

Red Rodney has been playing Bebop for 50 years, dating back to his presence in one of Charlie Parker's groups. Red seems to have a knack for attracting outstanding new musicians and he strikes gold in alto and tenorman Chris Potter. They are all past and present, the Rodney quintet members and it shows on this magnificently recorded audiophile pressing. The group romps its way through bop staples "Woody 'N' You", "Little Suede Shoes", "Confirmation" and "Crazeology" among others.


"For years, Rodney's visits to Chicago have been among the most ebullient events on the calendar, as sure a guarantee of musical excellence as there is in the transient world of jazz. Once again, Rodney proved true to form, offering the kind of inspired improvisations that have placed him on virtually everyone's list of first-rank trumpeters." - Chicago Tribune