John Coltrane records ‘Coltrane Jazz’ with McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones (1959)

John Coltrane‘s ‘Coltrane Jazz’ is his sixth studio album recorded on March 26, November 24, December 2, 1959 & October 21, 1960 with McCoy Tynerr and Elvin Jones and released in February 1961 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.Little Old Lady (Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams) – 04:28 . 2.Village Blues (John Coltrane) – 05:23 . 3.My Shining Hour (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 04:54 . 4.Fifth House (John Coltrane) – 04:44 . 5.Harmonique (John Coltrane) – 04:13 . 6.Like Sonny (John Coltrane) – 05:54 . 7.I’Ll Wait And Pray (George Treadwell, Jerry Valentine) – 03:35 . 8.Some Other Blues (John Coltrane) – 05:40

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Musicians : John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone . Wynton Kelly – Piano . Paul Chambers – Bass . Jimmy Cobb – Drums . Mccoy Tyner – Piano On (2) . Steve Davis – Bass On (2) . Elvin Jones – Drums On (2)

Production : Produced By Nesuhi Ertegün . Tom Dowd – Engineer . Phil Iehle – Engineer

Package : Zita Carno – Liner Notes . Ray Flerlage – Back Cover . Lee Friedlander asterisques RVM – Photography . Loring Wutemeyh – Cover Design

Recorded On March 26, November 24, December 2, 1959 & October 21, 1960 At Atlantic Studios, New York City.

Released In February 1961 By Atlantic.

(Source John Coltrane – Coltrane Jazz | The Official Site)


Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
“Village Blues” is jarring here; it was recorded almost a year after the other material on the albumand is very much in the stark style found on the later Coltrane’s Sound […]

trapecchi @ RateYourMusic
Neither boring nor very interesting Hard Bop-Coltrane playing it straightEven so, Coltrane takes the spotlight on every track that all have the concise running time typical for the period, but as said: it’s just professional soloing, not Coltrane magic. Okay, Tyner gets to do some things, but it’s the same as with Coltrane: good, professional, inconspicuous stuff. […]

While not the groundbreaker that Giant Steps was, Coltrane Jazz was a good consolidation of his gains as he prepared to launch into his peak years of the 1960s. […]


John Coltrane‘s ‘Coltrane Jazz’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]



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