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John Coltrane

To mark the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's death in July, 1967, Geoffrey Smith plays live recordings by the tenor saxophone legend, from an early session with Johnny Hodges to his seething, sixteen-minute epic "Chasin' the Trane".

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  • Johnny Hodges

    In A Mellotone

    • Storyville Masters Of Jazz.
    • Storyville.
    • 7.
  • John Coltrane

    Monk's Mood

    • THELONIUS MONK QUARTET WITH JOHN COLTRANE AT CARNEGIE HALL.
    • BLUE NOTE RECORDS.
    • 1.

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IN A MELLOTONE

Johnny Hodges

Composer: Duke Ellington           

Album Title: Storyville Masters of Jazz: Johnny Hodges  

Label:    Storyville 101 8510

Duration: 7:08   

Performers: Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone), Shorty Baker (trumpet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone),

 

TWO BASS HIT

Miles Davis

Composer: J. Gillespie/J. Lewis

Album Title: Miles & Monk at Newport 

Label: Columbia CL 2718

Duration: 4:13   

Performers: Miles Davis Sextet: Miles Davis (trumpet), Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley (alto saxophone), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Bill Evans (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums)  The Thelonius Monk Quartet: Thelonius Monk (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone), Butch Warren (bass), Frankie Dunlop (drums), Pee Wee Russell (clarinet)

 

MONK’S MOOD

Thelonius Monk

Composer: Thelonius Monk       

Album Title: Thelonius Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall             

Label:    Blue Note 0946 3 35174 2 4

Duration: 7:52   

Performers: Thelonius Monk (piano), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass), Shadow Wilson (drums)

 

SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE

John Coltrane

Composer: Romberg-Hammerstein        

Album Title: Live at  the Village Vanguard / The Master Takes     

Label:    Impulse 051 251-2

Duration: 6:25   

Performers: John Coltrane (soprano saxophone), McCoy Turner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)

 

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU

John Coltrane

Composer: Billy Eckstine              

Album Title: My Favourite Things: Coltrane at Newport 

Label:    Impulse 0602517350540

Duration: 9:41   

Performers: John Coltrane (soprano and tenor saxophones), McCoy Turner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Roy Haynes (drums)

 

CHASIN’ THE TRANE

John Coltrane

Composer: John Coltrane            

Album Title: Live at  the Village Vanguard / The Master Takes

Label:    Impulse 051 251-2

Duration: 15:55

Performers: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)

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