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John Coltrane ‎– Blue Train | Classic Records 45rpm Reissue Series


Classic Records

John Coltrane ‎– Blue Train | Classic Records 45rpm Reissue Series


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A TAV Curator's Pick.

“The album was recorded in the midst of Coltrane's residency at the Five Spot as a member of the Thelonious Monk quartet. The personnel include Coltrane's Miles Davis bandmates, Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums, both of whom had worked before with pianist Kenny Drew. Both trumpeter Lee Morgan and trombonist Curtis Fuller were up-and-coming jazz musicians, and both would be members of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, working together on several of Blakey's albums.” – Wiki

“…This is an album very much of its time and place. 1957 was a pretty spectacular year for jazz. It's the year of Miles Davis' Walkin,' Cookin,' Round About Midnight and Miles Ahead, [[Sonny Rollins]]' Way Out West, Ben Webster's Tenor Giants and Charles Mingus' Tijuana Moods. It's also the year of a whole bunch of great hard bop on Blue Note by Jimmy Smith, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Paul Chambers and others. Earlier in 1957, Coltrane even played as a sideman to Johnny Griffin, Mobley and Morgan on A Blowing Session.

Hard bop was king and Blue Train is a top-notch example of the genre by some its best practitioners: Coltrane on tenor sax, Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Chambers on bass, Kenny Drew on piano and Philly Joe Jones on drums.” – AllAboutJazz 


Item description:


John Coltrane


Blue Train


Classic Records


4 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single Sided, Limited Edition, Stereo



Release Date:

This reissue: 1997 | Original – 1957




Hard Bop

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