John Coltrane’s ‘Blue Train’

John Coltrane‘s ‘Blue Train’ is his second studio album recorded on September 15, 1957 by Blue Note Records.

Track Listing : 1.Blue Train (John Coltrane) – 10:43 . 2.Moment’S Notice (John Coltrane) – 09:10 . 4.Locomotion (John Coltrane) – 07:14 . 5.I’M Old Fashioned (Johnny Mercer, Jerome Kern) – 07:58 . 6.Lazy Bird (John Coltrane) – 07:00

Musicians : John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone . Lee Morgan – Trumpet . Curtis Fuller – Trombone . Kenny Drew – Piano . Paul Chambers – Bass . Philly Joe Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion . Rudy Van Gelder

Package : Robert Levin – Liner Notes . Francis Wolff – Photography

Recorded On September 15, 1957 At Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack.

Released In 1957 By Blue Note Records.

(Source John Coltrane‘s ‘Blue Train’ | The Official Site)

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100 Greatest Jazz Albums
It was John Coltrane‘s first and only recording for Blue Note. It was the first album in which he had a free choice of the musicians he wanted to record with. It is the album in which John Coltrane gets the closest to hard bop. […]
His later works such as “Giant Steps” and “A Love Supreme” may be well-known, but this album is on the same scale if not greater considering his inexperience as a leader and a composer. Its influence on jazz is extraordinary. […]

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Nor does ‘Blue Train’ present the contemporary listener with signifiers dating it as over fifty years old. As its maker’s first concentrated expression of his immense potential, it’s a classic to rank beside any, from any genre. And, just as Gil said, it’s great to dance to. […]


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