BAGS AND TRANE
The release presents the complete original classic 1959 album Bags & Trane (Atlantic SD 1368).
This was Coltrane's only collaboration as co-leader with Milt Jackson (their few others recordings together were made while both were part of the Dizzy Gillespie band in 1951). As a bonus to this album, which puts a strong accent on the blues, it is added two outstanding blues by Coltrane recorded in a piano-less trio with Earl May and Art Taylor (these were the only blues he ever taped in the studio in this format).
[1-8] JOHN COLTRANE (ts),
MILT JACKSON (vib)
HANK JONES (p),
PAUL CHAMBERS (b),
CONNIE KAY (d)
New York, Thursday, January 15, 1959.
[9-10] Bonus Tracks:
John Coltrane (ts), Earl May (b), Art Taylor (d).
Hackensack, New Jersey, August 16, 1957.
Tracks: 01 Bags & Trane, 2.Three Little Words, 3. The Night We Called It A Day, 4. Be-Bop, 5. The Late Late, Blues, 6. Stairway To The Stars,
7. Blues Legacy, 8. Centerpiece, 9. Trane's Slow Blues, 10. Slowtrane
Total Time: 70:00
�Vibraphonist Milt Jackson and tenor saxophonist John Coltrane make for a surprisingly complementary team on this 1959 studio session, their only joint recording. Fine backup by pianist Hank Jones, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Connie Kay. Enjoyable music.� Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)