John Coltrane Traneing In (1957)

Track Selection 1:Slow Dance

Track selection 2: You Leave Me Breathless

Artists

John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 23, 1957

Music:

It’s early Coltrane, what more do you need to know? With a pedigree back to the late Fifties, this is a recording which still has lots of musical nourishment in it. ( Pardon, LJC, is this a dog food commercial?)

Vinyl:

1966 Transatlantic UK release of Prestige PRLP 7123 entitled “John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio” (1957)  reissued as PR 7651  “John Coltrane – Traneing In

Another of those delightful undervalued Transatlantic pressings, dating back to before the watershed 1973 oil price shock sent the quality of pressing into a downward spiral.  Clear clean direct presentation, the turntable sounds very happy taking this for a drive. Walkies! 

Collectors Corner

A shop purchase, not especially rare, fails to raise the pulse of battle-hardened collectors who would insist on the original Prestige 7123  release on New York labels. For some reason there wasn’t one in the shop that day. Ah yes, I remember why –

Ouch! Even the first reissue as Prestige 7651 fetches over $200. With Transatlantic releases generally priced at under £20 it is an attractive audiophile option, and by 1966 a fair number of record collectors had decent turntables, by-passing the preceding decade of scratching and scuffing. Good news all round for vinyl lovers, if not the private-island-and-submarine variety

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