This classic begins The Jazz Show's tribute to the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records. This album has been written about so extensively that it needs no elaboration here. This was Mr. Coltrane's only recording for Blue Note under his name and he was given carte blanche to pick his musicians and as was Blue Note's policy......paid rehearsals before recording the tunes. Coltrane wrote four of the five compositions and played a beautiful standard, Kern and Mercer's "I'm Old Fashioned". The band consisted of Coltrane on tenor saxophone with the young 19 year old Lee Morgan (who almost steals the show on the title track), Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and the great Philly Joe Jones on drums. An overused word to be sure but a classic is the only way to describe this session.
Lee Morgan · Birdland Nov.1962
Chris Davis · A Night Remembered
Chad Makela · No
Ross Taggart · The Ross Taggart Trio
The SF Jazz Collective · 2008 Tour
Sonny Rollins · Volume 1.
Sonny Rollins · Volume 2
Sonny Rollins · Newk's Time
John Coltrane · Blue Train
I'm Old Fashioned