The Jazz Show Episode July 1, 2013

Broadcast on 01-Jul-2013

9:01pm - 11:59pm

Vibist Milt Jackson and tenor saxophonist John Coltrane: "Bags and Trane"
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This is a classic album make no mistake about that fact. It was given a lukewarm treatment by the Jazz critics at the time because it was such a casual and easy-going affair. It was Coltrane's first appearance on his new label, Atlantic Records. He had been with Prestige for over two years and moved to the more upscale Atlantic. It was done in January of 1959. The great producer Nesuhi Ertegun suggested that Coltrane record with one of Atlantic's big stars,the vibe master, Milt "Bags" Jackson. Jackson and Coltrane knew each other and had played together before and were friends so the idea was readily accepted. Jackson and Coltrane put their heads together and chose the rhythm section Jackson chose pianist hank Jones and drummer Connie kay and Coltrane picked bassist Paul Chambers. Several good standards were chosen and one early modern Jazz classic...."Bebop" (by Dizzy Gillespie. Three blues tunes by Jackson are heard and they are all good as Coltrane and Jackson are magnificent blues players. Coltrane moves a little closer to Jackson's concept on this date but this is because he is such a master musician who can adapt to any context. Bags and Trane is a real classic so sit back and enjoy the work of five Jazz masters!

Track Listing:

Halley's Comet
Zoot Sims/Al Cohn · Live in Rio
The Red Door
Zoot Sims/Al Cohn · Live in Rio
These Follish things/Willow Weep For Me
Zoot Sims/Al Cohn · Live at The Left Bank
John's Bunch
Zoot Sims/Al Cohn · Live At The Left Bank
Blue Hodge
Zoot Sims/Al Cohn · Live At The Left Bank
This is Always
Charlie Parker · In Hollywood
Dark Shadows
Charlie Parker · In Hollywood
Bird's Nest
Charlie Parker · In Hollywood
Cool Blues
Charlie Parker · In Hollywood
You Came A Long Way From St.Louis
Anita O'Day · All The Sad Young Men
Do Nuthin' 'Till You Hear From me
Anita O'Day · All The Sad Young men
Oska T.
Thelonious Monk · Monk At Lincoln Center
Ugly Beauty
Thelonious Monk · Underground
Green Chimneys
Thelonious Monk · Underground
Stairway to the Stars
Milt Jackson/John Coltrane · Bags and Trane
The Late,Late Blues
Milt Jackson/John Coltrane · Bags and Trane
Bags and Trane
Milt Jackson/John Coltrane · Bags and Trane
Three Little Words
Milt Jackson/John Coltrane · Bags and Trane
The Night We Called It a Day
Milt Jackson/John Coltrane · Bags and Trane
Be-Bop
Milt Jackson/John Coltrane · Bags and Trane
Blues Legacy
Milt Jackson/John Coltrane · Bags and Trane