The Complete Mainstream 1958 Sessions (2 CD Set)
John Coltrane (ts), Curtis Fuller (tb), Tommy Flanagan (p), Wilbur Harden (b), Louis Hayes, Art Taylor (d)
This outstanding release features the complete collection of recordings made by John Coltrane with the trumpeter and fluegelhornist Wilbur Harden,
a mysterious figure in jazz history, who was forced to retire at the age of 35 due to ill health.
Featuring some of the finest jazzmen of the era -Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller, Louis Hayes and Art Taylor-, this music leaves no doubt that Trane
remains a jazz innovator of epochal dimensions. Highlights include the loping "Wells Fargo," the exotic "E.F.F.P.H.," and the strutting "Anedac,"
plus some other original compositions such as West42nd Street, Countdown, "Dial Africa or Tanganyika Strut, and standards like the ballad Once In A While. This release also includes all the existing alternate takes. A rare reissue of less known jazz material from the Coltrane discography.
01. Wells Fargo
02. West 42nd Street
07. Wells Fargo [Alternate take]
08. Countdown [Alternate take]
09. Rhodamagnetics [Alternate take]
Total time: 68:23 min.
03. Once in a While
04. Dial Africa
06. Gold Coast
07. Tanganyika Strut
08. B.J. [Alternate take]
09. B.J. [Alternate take]
10. Tanganyika Strut [Alternate take]
Total time: 76:13 min.
The consistently strong playing of John Coltrane is what makes this set worth acquiring.
Ken Dryden -All Music Guide