AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
On November 15, 1957, a quintet headed by pianist Red Garland recorded enough material for two records. This CD reissue (whose companion is Soul Junction) has a 20-minute version of "All Mornin' Long," along with briefer renditions of "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (a mere ten minutes) and Tadd Dameron's "Our Delight." More important than the material is that, in addition to Garland, the main soloists are John Coltrane and trumpeter Donald Byrd. Byrd was on his way to getting his sound together, while Trane, very much in his sheets-of-sound period, was already blazing a new path for jazz to follow. An excellent and often quite colorful jam session-flavored hard bop set.
Red Garland Quintet
All Mornin Long
All Mornin' Long is a jazz album by pianist Red Garland and his quintet. It was originally issued in 1958 on the Prestige label and catalogued as PRLP 7130. It features only three pieces, which belong to the hard bop subgenre and distinguish themselves by being fast-paced and bluesy. Critic Ira Gitler found the album satisfactory and said that the title piece was a "many-splendored, deep-dish demonstration of feeling, mood and melody".
- "All Mornin' Long" (Red Garland) – 20:21
- "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 10:28
- "Our Delight" (Tadd Dameron) – 6:18
- Red Garland – piano
- John Coltrane – tenor sax
- Donald Byrd – trumpet
- George Joyner – double bass
- Art Taylor – drums