The Pianist's Touch
John Coltrane (ts), Idrees Sulieman (tp), Tadd Dameron, Tommy Flanagan (p), John Simmons, Doug Watkins (b), Philly Joe Jones, Louis Hayes (d)
The two albums included here have something else in common other than Coltrane's presence and a close recording date: both present small groups (a quartet and a sextet) and both sessions were organized by two talented pianists: Tadd Dameron (1917-1965) -who presents his own compositions- and Tommy Flanagan (1930-2001).
01. Mating Call
04. On A Misty Night
06. Super Jet
07. Minor Mishap
10. Tommy's Time
11. How Long Has This Been Going On? (*)
(*) Rhythm Section Only.
Total time: 78:04 min.
Tracks #1-6 from "Mating Call" (Prestige PRLP 7070). Personnel: John Coltrane (ts), Tadd Dameron (p), John Simmons (b), Philly Joe Jones (d). Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey, November 30, 1956. All tracks composed by Tadd Dameron.
Tracks #7-11 from "The Cats" (New Jazz NJLP 8217). Personnel: John Coltrane (ts), Idrees Sulieman (tp), Tommy Flanagan (p), Doug Watkins (b), Louis Hayes (d). Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey, April 18, 1957. All track composed by Tommy Flanagan (except #11, by George & Ira Gershwin).