John Coltrane

The Complete Lee Kraft Sessions (2 LP on 1 CD)

Lone Hill Jazz

John Coltrane (ts), Donald Byrd (tp), Walter Bishop Jr. (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Art Blakey (d)

Reference: LHJ10154

Bar code: 8436019581544

Previously available only on a limited Japanese edition. These two sessions were produced by Lee Kraft in 1957 featuring the inimitable tenor saxophonist John Coltrane in two different formats; a quintet with Donald Byrd, Walter Bishop, Jr., Wendell Marshall and Art Blakey, and a 15-piece big band organized by Blakey. Coltrane was featured prominently in both settings and played exceptionally throughout. While the other soloists were all top-notch musicians, Coltranes compositions and performance clearly stole the show. His solos were powerful and confident, ripping out sequences of 16th note lines that soared over the full range of the horn with complete command.


01. Pristine (Coltrane) (5:40)
02. Tippin' (Byrd) (7:03)
03. Midriff (Valentine) (3:21)
04. Ain't Life Grand (Cohn) (3:24)
05. The Outer World (Cohn) (4:14)
06. El Toro Valiente (Salaam-Gambel) (2:48)
07. The Kiss of no Return (Salaam-Gambel) (5:40)
08. Late Date (Liston) (3:43)
09. Deo-X (Hardman) (5:52) (*) Bonus Track
10. For Minors Only (Heath) (5:51) (*) Bonus Track
11. Right Down Front (Griffin) (4:33) (*) Bonus Track
12. Sweet Sakeena (Hardman) (5:07) (*) Bonus Track
13. For Miles and Miles (Heath) (5:26) (*) Bonus Track
14. Krafty (Griffin) (6:36) (*) Bonus Track
15. Late Spring (Mitchell) (5:43) (*) Bonus Track

Total time: 75:10 min.

Personnel: John Coltrane (ts), Donald Byrd (tp), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Art Blakey (d). Recorded in New York City, October & December, 1957.



"A great set by two of jazzs most passionate and enduring musicians."

Alex Sampson -Jazz Oracle


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