The Jazz Show Episode March 2, 2009

Broadcast on 02-Mar-2009

9:00pm - 11:59pm

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.

Track Listing:

Lee Morgan · Birdland Nov.1962
Bruh Slim
All Members
Chris Davis · A Night Remembered
Infant Eyes
Chad Makela · No
Mr. Randle
Ross Taggart · The Ross Taggart Trio
El Gaucho
The SF Jazz Collective · 2008 Tour
Sonny Rollins · Volume 1.
Sonny Rollins · Volume 2
Tune Up
Sonny Rollins · Newk's Time
Blue Train
John Coltrane · Blue Train
Moment's Notice
I'm Old Fashioned
Lazy Bird.