Apr 01, 2021
By Andy Johnson
He was best known for writing the music for the off-Broadway production of “The Connection,” that depicted the lives of heroin-addicted musicians in New York. But he was much more than that.
Jazz pianist and composer Freddy Redd has died in New York.
He released a pair of well-received albums for Blue Note Records in the early 1960s and then spent more than half a century bouncing through different cities as an ambassador of jazz’s golden age.
Redd’s grandson confirms he died at an assisted living facility in Manhattan.
No cause was given.
Freddy Redd was 92.