John Coltrane’s ‘Live at Birdland’

John Coltrane’s ‘Live at Birdland’ is an album recorded on October 8 , March 6 and November 18, 1963 (half in Birdland, half in studio).

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Track Listing : 1.Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaría) – 10:50 . 2.I Want To Talk About You (Billy Eckstine) – 08:11 . 3.The Promise (John Coltrane) – 08:10 . 4.Alabama (John Coltrane) – 05:09 . 5.Your Lady (John Coltrane) – 06:39

Musicians : John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone/Soprano Saxophone . Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Jimmy Garrison – Double Bass . Elvin Jones – Drums

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

Package : Joe Alper – Cover Photo, Photography . Charles Stewart – Photography . Bob Ghiraldini – Photography . Leroi Jones – Liner Notes

Recorded October 8 , March 6 And November 18, 1963 At Birdland, New York City, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released 1964 By Impulse!.

 John Coltrane

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All About Jazz.
I far prefer his Atlantic Hard Bop days when he was just beginning to transform jazz as Charlie Parker had done the generation before and before his vision reached light speed and his invention, critical mass. However, let there be no mistake. If the listener wishes to hear the master in transition, look no further than Coltrane Live at Birdland. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
If you love John Coltrane, or just like him a little bit, you will instantly fall in love with this album, just as I did. This is a record for fans of Trane’s early and late periods alike. Any true lover of jazz will appreciate this beautiful music. […]

Jazzbo Notes
Even at this point, Coltrane was already well into a sort of trance like mode that made his solos seem like a type of prayer. At times as simple as could be, with repeated use of the tonic and fifth as a droneand then impossibly complex, with extensions of harmony […]

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