Freddie Redd United States
Freddie Redd (born May 29, 1928, in New York City) is an American hard-bop pianist and composer. After a period in the Army (1946–49), he worked with drummer Johnny Mills, and then in New York played with Tiny Grimes, Cootie Williams, Oscar Pettiford and the Jive Bombers. Redd toured Sweden in 1956 with Ernestine Anderson and Rolf Ericson. His greatest success came in the late 1950s in the play and movie The Connection, in which he both played and acted in New York City, London, and Paris.