Coltrane Jazz (+ Bonus Tracks)
John Coltrane (ts), with Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers, (b), Jimmy Cobb (d) / McCoy Tyner (p), Steve Davis (b), Elvin Jones (d)
The complete original album 'Coltrane Jazz' which was Trane's subsequent album following the remarkable 'Giant Steps'.
He was backed on most of this LP by the Miles Davis rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb.
All other existing quartet recordings by Coltrane with Wynton Kelly have been added here as a bonus, including the wonderful Naima and a live performance by John Coltrane in Germany during March 1960.
01. Little Old Lady 4:24
02. Village Blues 5:21
03. My Shining Hour 4:51
04. Fifth House 4:41
05. Harmonique 4:11
06. Like Sonny 5:52
07. I'll Wait And Pray 3:32
08. Some Other Blues 5:34
09. Naima 4:22
10. I'll Wait And Pray [Alternate take] 3:26
11. On Green Dolphin Street 8:55*
12. Medley 6:22*
-Moonlight In Vermont 6:22*
13. Walkin 7:17*
14. The Theme 3:30*
Total time: 72:17 min.
Tracks #1-9, from the original 12" LP
"Coltrane Jazz" (Atlantic SD1354)
(*) Bonus tracks not on the original album
Personnel on tracks #1-10:
John Coltrane (tenor sax), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Jimmy Cobb (drums).
Except on Village Blues, where the personnel is: McCoy Tyner (piano), Steve Davis (bass), and Elvin Jones (d).
Recorded in New York, November 24 & December 2, 1959, and October 21, 1960.
Personnel on bonus tracks:
Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums). Guest: Stan Getz (tenor sax, only on #12).
Recorded live in Düsseldorf, Germany, on March 28, 1960
Studio sessions supervised by Nesuhi Ertegun
Engineered by Phil Leble & Tom Dowd
"The first album to hit the shelves after Giant Steps, Coltrane Jazz was largely recorded in late 1959, although one of the eight songs ("Village Blues") was done in late 1960. On everything save the aforementioned "Village Blues," Coltrane used the Miles Davis rhythm section of pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. While not the groundbreaker that Giant Steps was, Coltrane Jazz was a good consolidation of his gains as he prepared to launch into his peak years of the 1960s. There are three standards aboard, but the group reaches their peak on Coltrane's original material, particularly "Harmonique" with its melodic leaps and upper-register saxophone strains and the winding, slightly Eastern-flavored principal riffs of "Like Sonny," dedicated to Sonny Rollins. The moody "Village Blues" features the lineup of McCoy Tyner on piano, Elvin Jones on drums, and Steve Davis on bass; with the substitution of Jimmy Garrison on bass, that personnel would play on Coltrane's most influential and beloved 1960s albums."
Richie Unterberger -All Music Guide