Flea Recalls The Time He Lived With Freddie Redd In The Same House


Red Hot Chili Peppers bass guitarist Flea mourned the death of pianist and composer, Freddie Redd, by sharing a new post on his official Instagram account.

Freddie Redd released a total of eighteen albums as a leader and six albums as a sideman. Unfortunately, the legendary pianist passed away three days ago at the age of ninety-two.

Flea wanted to remember the legacy of Freddie and mentioned the time when Freddie stayed in their house when he was a kid as he said that he always loved his personality.

While paying his tribute to the legendary musician by listening to his 1960’s Connection album, Flea also stated that he always watched him practice and play and prayed for his soul.

Here is what Flea wrote:

Oh damn, the great Freddie Redd has passed away. The man was a transcendent pianist and a major figure of the hard bop era. He lived at our house for a while when I was a kid, I was in love with him, in awe of him. I’d sit and watch him practice, transfixed.

Listening to his album The Connection right now, his deep funky solos flying through my living room, working their magic as always. Fly on Freddie you live forever. Rest In Peace.

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