John Coltrane records ‘Blue Train,’ his second studio album, for Blue Note (1957)

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

Francis Wolff

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 asterisques RVM – 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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