VI REDD -
Los Angeles, CA
Osborne, Vi Redd, Dottie Dodgion, Marian McPartland & Lynn
Redd, although greatly underrecorded throughout her
career, is a passionate bop-based altoist and an exciting singer.
The daughter of drummer Alton
Redd, Vi was surrounded by
music while growing up. She played locally, worked outside of
music for the Board of Education during 1957-60 before returning to
Redd played in
Las Vegas in 1962, was with Earl
and led a group in San Francisco in the mid-1960’s with her husband,
drummer Richie Goldberg. Among her other associations were Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie
(1968) and Count Basie.
In 1969 Vi Redd
settled in Los Angeles where she has gigged locally on
an occasional basis while being busy as an educator. She led
albums for United Artists
(1962) and Atco
(1962-63) but surprisingly no record sessions since. ~ Scott Yanow, All
Albums: "Lady Soul," "Bird Call"
Stormy Monday Blues Vi Redd Count