The Jazz Show Episode May 4, 2015

Broadcast on 04-May-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane: "Coltrane!"

This fine album marked the beginning of John Coltrane's recording career as a headliner. This was his first date under his name and it was originally recorded on May 31,1957 and issued on Prestige Records and called "Coltrane!" This marked a real beginning for 30 year old Coltrane and he picked a great band to perform here with the obscure but fine trumpeter named Johnnie Splawn and the heavy baritone saxophone sound of Sahib Shihab to work hand and glove with the Coltrane tenor saxophone. Two pianists share the chores, Mal Waldron on the first three tunes and Red Garland on the latter three. Two new Coltrane compositions grace the date plus one from Philadelphian, Calvin Massey Three well chosen but more obscure standards make up the rest of the tunes in an album that is clear on its concept and well rehearsed. A fitting debut and the beginning of an outstanding recording career. "Coltrane" indeed!

Track Listing:

Straight Street
John Coltrane · Coltrane!
While My Lady Sleeps
John Coltrane · Coltrane!
Chronic Blues
John Coltrane · Coltrane!
Bakai
John Coltrane · Coltrane!
Violets For Your Furs
John Coltrane · Coltrane!
Time Was.
John Coltrane · Coltrane!
Prologue.
Stan Kenton · Nerw Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm
Young Blood
Stan Kenton · New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm
Swing House.
Stan Kenton · New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm
Invention for Guitar and Trumpet
Stan Kenton · New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm
Summer Special
Sonny Stitt · My Mother's Eyes
My Mother's Eyes
Sonny Stitt · My Mother's Eyes
Stitt in Time
Sonny Stitt · My Mother's Eyes
Forbidden Fruit
Nina Simone · Sings.
Backlash Blues
Nina Simone · Sings
I Want A Little Sugar in My Bowl.
Nina Simone · Sings
Rock-A-Bye Basie
Paul Quinichette · For Basie
Texas Shuffle
Paul Quinichette · For Basie
Out The Window.
Paul Quinichette · For Basie
Boxer Rebellion
Joe LaBarbara · Native Land
Sixth Sense
Joe LaBarbara · Native Land
Condition Blue
Cory Weeds · Condition Blue
Capuchin Swing
Cory Weeds · Condition Blue