Don Redman & His Orchestra

Doin' the New Lowdown

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

The second of two Don Redman LPs released by the Scottish Hep label has two alternate takes not included on the Classics CDs. Altoist/vocalist/arranger Don Redman led a fine big band during this era, even if they never really hit it big. Such numbers as "Doin' What I Please," "Nagasaki," and "Sophisticated Lady" are memorable, while the two-part "Doin' the New Lowdown" features such guests as tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Cab Calloway and the Mills Brothers. Since there are vocals on all but one selection (the best are the leader's good-natured half-spoken refrains), the talented orchestra is not always showcased as much as one wishes, but the music overall is quite enjoyable.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Harlan Lattimore 03:14 Amazon
2 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Harlan Lattimore 03:13 Amazon
3 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Harlan Lattimore 03:32 Amazon
4 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Harlan Lattimore 03:33 Amazon
5 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:34 Amazon
6 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 03:10 Amazon
7 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:53 Amazon
8 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:42 Amazon
9 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 03:05 Amazon
10 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 03:10 Amazon
11 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:44 Amazon
12 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:47 Amazon
13 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 03:07 Amazon
14 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:53 Amazon
15 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:50 Amazon
16 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:57 Amazon
17 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:53 Amazon
18 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 03:03 Amazon
19 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 03:02 Amazon
20 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:57 Amazon
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Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 03:00 Amazon
22 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:48 Amazon
23 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:51 Amazon
24 Don Redman & His Orchestra feat: Don Redman 02:48 Amazon
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