Following the successful tribute album to Lucky Thompson’s music “Lucky Strikes Again” Chris Byars and his 8-piece band dedicate this latest album to the music of Freddie Redd.
Chris Byars notes, " Everything he has written is meaningful and has his own special perspective on beauty. I feel that this was an overdue tribute to an admirable artist, who continues to perform and write with great spirit at the age of 83 ."
“ Lucky Strikes Again coaxes a huge sound out of five horns, a credit to the quality of the arrangements. They're musically expansive, getting the most out of the instruments at hand, but are also compact and well-organized, with only one running more than seven minutes. Byars has put together a set of concise, rewarding tracks with a band that turns in a terrific performance of outstanding material .” (Greg Simmons of AllAboutJazz on Lucky Strikes Again SCCD 31713)
1. Somewhere / Music For Ever (Freddie Redd)
2. Minor Interlude (Freddie Redd)
3. Time To Smile (Freddie Redd)
4. Just A Ballad For My Baby (Freddie Redd)
5. Emily Reno (Freddie Redd)
6. Old Spice (Freddie Redd)
7. The Thespian (Freddie Redd)