Thursday, April 28, 2011

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957)

John Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. 
Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album released for Blue Note Records in 1957. It is considered Coltrane's first solo album, as it is the first he recorded featuring musicians and songs entirely of his choosing.

Tenor Saxophone: John Coltrane
Double Bass: Paul Chambers
Piano: Kenny Drew
Trombone: Curtis Fuller
Drums: Philly Joe Jones
Trumpet: Lee Morgan

Producer: Alfred Lion
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder

Recorded on September 15, 1957, at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.


All songs written by John Coltrane, except where noted:

1. Blue Train – 10:43
2. Moment's Notice – 9:10
3. Locomotion – 7:14
4. I'm Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern/ Johnny Mercer) – 7:58
5. Lazy Bird – 7:00

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