John Coltrane: Dakar (1957) Prestige

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Artists John Coltrane (ts) Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne (bars) Mal Waldron (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 20, 1957 Music A 1957 recording featuring Pepper Adams with Coltrane as sideman, released by Prestige … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago (1959) Mercury

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Selection Limehouse Blues (Braham/Furber) Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) engineer Bernie Clapper, recorded at Universal Recording Studio B, Chicago, IL, February 3, 1959 – one month before “Kind of Blue”, … Continue reading

John Coltrane: Ascension (1965) Impulse

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  Selection: Side 1 (18:40) Artists Freddie Hubbard, Dewey Johnson (tp) Marion Brown, John Tchicai (as) John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

All aboard the Blue Train!

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  Selection: Blue Train Apologies, my copy is a little bit noisy from time to time. Artists Lee Morgan (t) Curtis Fuller (trb) John Coltrane (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, … Continue reading

Davis and Coltrane Live in Stockholm (1960) Dragon

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Coltrane speaks: Interview Pt 1 Interview Pt2 Coltrane Plays: So What (Live) Artists Miles Davis (t) John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded at “Konserthuset”, Stockholm, Sweden, March 22, 1960 recorded by Karl-Erik Lindgren … Continue reading

‘Round About Midnight Shoot-out!

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‘Round about the same time as many versions of Monk’s classic composition ‘Round About Midnight were being recorded, in 1957, the wildly eccentric singer Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded I Put a Spell on You.  A while back I recall coming across a … Continue reading

Garland Coltrane Byrd: Soul Junction (1957) Esquire

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Selection: Birks Works (Gillespie) A favourite Gillespie tune which haunts the corridors of bop along with A Night in Tunisia, given a good outing here by Byrd and Coltrane tearing through the changes. Artists Donald Byrd (t) John Coltrane (ts) … Continue reading

John Coltrane Dakar (1957) UK

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Track Selection: Velvet Scene (Waldron) (Audio Note: as first track, the first minute has a few clicks, fine thereafter. Skip it if you prefer) Artists John Coltrane (ts) Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne (bars) Mal Waldron (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art … Continue reading

John Coltrane The Believer (1958) Prestige/SABA

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Track Selection: Nakatini Serenade (Massey) Artists Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Louis Hayes or Art Taylor (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 10 and December 26, 1958 Music … Continue reading

Coltrane Jazz (1960) London/Atlantic

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Track Selection: Village Blues Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Wynton Kelly or McCoy Tyner (p) Paul Chambers or Steve Davis (b), Jimmy Cobb  or  Elvin Jones (d) recorded November 24 and December 2, 1959 & October 21, 1960, NYC Music The first album released after … Continue reading

John Coltrane Lush Life ( 1958) Esquire

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Track Selection: Lush Life (Strayhorn) Warning: long (13 minutes) profound, demands uninterrupted active listening. Artists: trio, quartet and quintet Lush Life: Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, … Continue reading

John Coltrane, Coltrane (1957) Esquire

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Track Selection: Chronic Blues Artists Johnny Splawn (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Sahib Shihab (bars) Mal Waldron or Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Albert Heath (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 31, 1957 John Coltrane! Sahib Shihab!!! Light green cover! … Continue reading

Bags and Trane (1959) London Atlantic

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Last updated: January 2015 Track Selection 1 Bee Bop (Gillespie) Selection 2: Bags and Trane Artists John Coltrane (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) Hank Jones (p) Paul Chambers (b) Connie Kay (d) recorded NYC, January 15, 1959 Music: I’m not big … Continue reading

John Coltrane Africa / Brass (1961) HMV

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Track Selection: Blues Minor (Coltrane) Artists: Booker Little (tp) Britt Woodman (tb) Donald Carrado, Bob Northern, Robert Swisshelm, Julius Watkins (frh) Carl Bowman (euph) Bill Barber (tu) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl, arr, cond) John Coltrane (ts) Pat Patrick (bars) McCoy … Continue reading

John Coltrane Soultrane (1958) Esquire

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Track Selection 1 Russian Lullaby Track selection 2: I Want to Talk About You ( Billy Eckstein) This Esquire is one the best pressings I have ever  heard, however a small scuff around a minute in makes around a half-dozen brief clicks; a … Continue reading

John Coltrane Standard Coltrane (1958)

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Track Selection: Invitation (Kaper, Webster) 10:20 Warning: there is a gentle click for a short time a little way into this ten minute track, but it passes soon enough. At least you can be sure you are listening to vinyl. Artists Wilbur Harden (flh, tp) … Continue reading

John Coltrane Traneing In (1957)

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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 … Continue reading

Coltrane Mobley Sims Cohn: Tenor Conclave (1956) Prestige/ Esquire

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Track selection: Tenor Conclave (Mobley) Artists Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 7, 1956 Music A conclave is a secret meeting … Continue reading

John Coltrane Giant Steps (1960)

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Track Selection: Giant Steps Artists John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly or Tommy Flanagan (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb or Art Taylor (d) Engineer Tom Dowd, recorded NYC, December 2, 1959 Music What can you say? Coltrane’s crowning achievement. Entry for … Continue reading

John Coltrane – Soultrane (1958) Transatlantic

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Track Selection: Russian Lullaby (Irving Berlin) Artists John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 7, 1958 Music  The album is a showcase for Coltrane’s late-1950s “sheets of sound” style. … Continue reading

John Coltrane Tenor Conclave (1956)

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Track Selection: How Deep is The Ocean (Berlin) 11:00 Artists Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 7, 1956 How can anyone resist … Continue reading

Coltrane and Quinichette “Cattin'” (1957)

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Track Selection: Anatomy (8:45) Artists John Coltrane (ts) Paul Quinichette (ts)  Mal Waldron (p) Julian Euell (b) Ed Thigpen (d) recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 17, 1957 Music Lets get this out the way. Not as highly acclaimed or as … Continue reading

Blakey, Byrd and Coltrane on Bethlehem (“Art Blakey Big Band”1957)

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Track Selection: “Tippin’ ” (Donald Byrd) The Artists Bethlehem BCP 6027 Art Blakey (d) Donald Byrd (t) John Coltrane (ts) Walter Bishop (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Recorded New York City, December 1957. Other tracks include Sahib Shihab (as) Al Cohn (ts)  Bill … Continue reading