The Red Counts just love the Blue Note sounds of Rudy Van Gelder – their music has nothing to do with vampires, blood cells or Marxist ideologies.
They play original funky Cool Jazz in the style of 1960s artists like Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green and Donald Byrd.
‘A little Book of Jazz’ was recorded with Sid Gauld on trumpet, Simon Allen on tenor and alto saxophone, Darren Williams on drums, André Spang on piano and Stefan Redtenbacher on bass. Our guests were Rich Milner on Hammond organ and Anthony Kerry on vibraphone.
Playing live The Red Counts can very easily expand from two to twenty with a loose collective of distinguished musicians such as: Sid Gauld (trumpet), Simon Allen (saxophones), André Spang (piano), Darren Williams (drums), Rich Milner (Hammond and vintage keys), Stefan Redtenbacher (bass), Pete Roth (guitar), Rob Fowler (saxophones), Eran Kendler (guitar), Dan Redding (guitar), Mike Outram (guitar), Gary Wilcox (drums), Gunther Kurmayr (piano), Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor saxophone) and many more…
Being perfect gentlemen the Counts enjoy inviting other Counts from around the world to occasionally join them for some jolly Jazz making – both live and on recordings.