John Coltrane

Blue Train + Giant Steps (38105)

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Blue Train + Giant Steps

John Coltrane

Jazz Images

8436569193891

JIM 157001

38105

JAZZ

2

CD 8,26 €

• THE FRANCIS WOLFF COLLECTION

• 3 COMPLETE ALBUMS ON 2-CD SET EDITION

• 4-PANEL DIGIPACK

• 16-PAGE BOOKLET

• 10 OUTSTANDINGS PHOTOS

When asked in a 1960 radio interview which was his favorite of all the albums he recorded up to that point, John Coltrane was quick to reply: "Blue Train". Presented here is Coltrane’s complete 1957 LP "Blue Train" (Blue Note BLP1577), which was also the first on which the saxophonist was given the opportunity to select his own sidemen for a date. Also included is the classic "Giant Steps" (Atlantic SD1311), one of Coltrane’s best albums, containing his first versions of such outstanding compositionsas “Naima,”“Mr. P.C.,” and the title tune. As a bonus, this release adds Coltrane’s highly praised 1961 LP "Olé Coltrane" (Atlantic SD1373) in its entirety, as well as the only tunes by Coltrane from the LP The Best of Birdland: Volume 1 (Roulette SR 52094) and his only collaboration with fellow star tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins: “Tenor Madness.

PERSONNEL:

  • JOHN COLTRANE, tenor & soprano saxophone on all tracks, plus:
  • CD 1, [1-5]: BLUE TRAIN
  • LEE MORGAN, trumpet; CURTIS FULLER, trombone;
  • KENNY DREW, piano; PAUL CHAMBERS, bass;
  • PHILLY JOE JONES, drums
  • Hackensack, New Jersey, September 15, 1957.
  • CD 2 [1-7]: GIANT STEPS
  • TOMMY FLANAGAN or WYNTON KELLY, piano;
  • PAUL CHAMBERS, bass;
  • ART TAYLOR or JIMMY COBB, drums.
  • New York, May 5 & December 2, 1959.
  • (*) BONUS TRACKS (CD 1, 6-9):
  • [6-8]: McCOY TYNER, piano; STEVE DAVIS, bass;
  • BILLY HIGGINS, drums. Los Angeles, September 8, 1960.
  • [9]: SONNY ROLLINS, tenor sax; RED GARLAND, piano;
  • PAUL CHAMBERS, bass; PHILLY JOE JONES, drums.
  • Hackensack, New Jersey, May 24, 1956.
  • (**) BONUS ALBUM: CD 2 [8-10]: OLÉ COLTRANE
  • ERIC DOLPHY, alto sax & flute; FREDDIE HUBBARD, trumpet;
  • McCOY TYNER, piano; ART DAVIS (out on 10)
  • & REGGIE WORKMAN, bass; ELVIN JONES, drums.
  • New York, May 25, 1961.

TRACKS:

  • CD 1: TOTAL TIME 70:55 Min.
  • 01 Blue Train
  • 02 Moment’s Notice
  • 03 Locomotion
  • 04 I’m Old Fashioned
  • 05 Lazy Bird
  • 06 One and Four (*)
  • 07 Exotica (*)
  • 08 Like Sonny (*)
  • 09 Tenor Madness (*)
  • CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 74:41 Min.
  • 01 Giant Steps
  • 02 Cousin Mary
  • 03 Countdown
  • 04 Spiral
  • 05 Syeeda’s Song Flute
  • 06 Naima
  • 07 Mr. PC
  • 08 Olé (**)
  • 09 Dahomey Dance (**)
  • 10 Aisha (**)