180 Gram Vinyl LP in Gatefold Packaging
THE COMPLETE LP + 1 BONUS TRACK
1958 represented a transitional period in John Coltrane’s musical career. He had fi rst joined the Miles Davis Quintet in 1955 and would form his own celebrated quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones in 1960. In the intervening years, he overcame his narcotics addiction and began to expand on his own musical ideas while experimenting with both the Thelonious Monk Quartet and the Miles Davis Sextet (featuring Bill Evans and Cannonball Adderley). Presented here is the complete original 1958 LP Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane, which gives us the rare chance to hear Trane play a tenor sax-guitar duet with his co-soloist (on “Why Was I Born?”). Burrell and Coltrane had fi rst played together in 1951 as members of the Dizzy Gillespie band, and a few recordings exist of that stage of their careers. They would both collaborate later on the 1956 Paul Chambers sextet album Whims of Chambers (also featuring Donald Byrd, Horace Silver and Philly Joe Jones) and on the 1957 albums Interplay for 2 trumpets and 2 tenors (including Chambers and Arthur Taylor) and The Cats (with Tommy Flanagan). Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane would mark their last recorded collaboration ever.
JOHN COLTRANE, tenor sax
KENNY BURRELL, guitar
TOMMY FLANAGAN, piano
PAUL CHAMBERS, bass
JIMMY COBB, drums
“Why Was I Born?” is a Coltrane-Burrell duet.
Hackensack, New Jersey, March 7, 1958.
Original session recorded by Rudy Van Gelder & produced by Bob Weinstock.
*BONUS TRACK (B3): John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (d).
Hackensack, New Jersey, February 7, 1958.
1 FREIGHT TRANE
2 I NEVER KNEW
1 WHY WAS I BORN?
2 BIG PAUL
3 RUSSIAN LULLABY*