John Coltrane records his debut album as a leader : ‘Coltrane’ (1957)

John Coltrane‘s ‘Coltrane’ is his debut album as a leader, recorded on May 31, 1957 and released the same year by Prestige.

Track Listing : 1.Bakai (Calvin Massey) – 08:44 . 2.Violets For Your Furs (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 06:18 . 3.Time Was (Gabriel Luna De La Fuente, Paz Miguel Prado, Keith Russell) – 07:31 . 4.Straight Street (John Coltrane) – 06:21 . 5.While My Lady Sleeps (Gus Kahn, Bronislau Kaper) – 04:44 . 6.Chronic Blues (John Coltrane) – 08:12

Musicians : John Coltrane — Tenor Saxophone . Johnnie Splawn — Trumpet On (1 – 4 – 5 – 6) . Sahib Shihab — Baritone Saxophone On ((1 – 4 – 5 – 6) . Red Garland — Piano On (1 – 2 – 3) . Mal Waldron — Piano On (4 – 5 – 6) . Paul Chambers — Bass . Albert Tootie Heath — Drums

Production : Produced By Bob Weinstock . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Chris Albertson – Liner Notes . Esmond Edwards – Cover Design, Photography . Ira Gitler – Liner Notes

Recorded On May 31, 1957 At Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack.

Released 1957 By Prestige.

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allmusic
The thick unified sound of Coltrane, Splawnand Shihab presents a formidable presence as they blow the minor-chord blues chorus together before dissolving into respective solos. […]

Jazz Con Class Radio
It was appropriately named “Coltrane” and as they say, “The rest is history.” The album cover picture used was absolutely perfect, there’s no better look of confidence along with total preparedness, than this. N […]

KildareJohn @ RateYourMusic
John finding his feet. Nervous, perhaps starstruck, Red Garland is ‘Trane’s angel of mercy while he himself follows the script all too closely, that celestial pulse which would be breathing gently upon his sophomore flight of fancy in its brief infancy on compositions which need fresh vibrancy rather than loyal frame for frame reconstructions of their sheet genesis. […]

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