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

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

“Alone Together” Pepper vs Hank vs Grant Smackdown

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One of the things often overlooked are the songwriters credits. At least certainly by me. For many decades, “standards” were the accepted  jumping off platform for improvisation, not much of the tune in evidence.  It was not until the Sixties contemporary … Continue reading