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John Coltrane - Blue Train The Complete Masters 2CD
John Coltrane - Blue Train The Complete Masters 2CD

Blue Train The Complete Masters 2CD

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John Coltrane


On September 15, 1957, John Coltrane went into Rudy Van Gelder’s living room studio in Hackensack, New Jersey and recorded his first great masterpiece: Blue Train. It would be the legendary saxophonist’s sole album as a leader for Blue Note, a locomotive 5-track album fueled by the bluesy title track that featured a dynamic 6-piece band with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The 2-CD set of Blue Train: The Complete Masters includes a 2nd disc of alternate and incomplete takes, 4 of which have never been released before. It comes with a booklet featuring session photos by Francis Wolff and an essay by Coltrane expert Ashley Kahn.


1. Blue Train
2. Moment’s Notice
3. Locomotion
4. I’m Old Fashioned
5. Lazy Bird
6. Blue Train (False Start)
7. Blue Train (Take 7)
8. Moment’s Notice (Alternate Take 4)
9. Lazy Bird (Take 1)
10. Blue Train (Alternate Take 8)
11. Moment’s Notice (Alternate Take 5A –Incomplete)
12. Lazy Bird (Alternate Take 2)