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Pioneer Women of Jazz Instrumentalists- Vi Redd

March 12, 2019- Today's Pioneer Women Jazz Instrumentalist: Vi Redd

Vi Redd was a bop-based altoist and singer.

She was the daughter of jazz drummer Alton Redd and consequently was surrounded by music during her childhood. She worked the Las Vegas circuit in 1962 then played with Earl Hines in 1964.

She led a group up in San Francisco in the mid to late 60'2 with her husband (drummer Richie Goldberg). She worked with Max Roach and Dizzy Gillespie in 1968 and Count Basie in 1969.

She led albums for United Artists (1962) and Atco (1962-1963), and later appeared on the Gene Ammons/Dexter Gordon duo album The Chase! (1970) and Marian McPartland's Now's the Time (1977).

Source: AllMusic

Be sure to tune in all day on Tuesday, March 12th to hear music from Vi Redd on KSDS-FM/Jazz 88.3.