AVID Jazz here presents four classic John Coltrane (and Associates) albums plus, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane, Cattin with Coltrane And Quinichette, Jazz Way Out and Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane.
We feature four albums that will show Trane in his more formative years playing as leader and sideman. Our first album with the unique composer and piano genius Thelonious Monk includes some of the most compelling music with horns that Monk ever made. Trane plays humbly almost in deference to the great man! On the often underrated Cattin we find Trane in a more relaxed mood alongside tenor man Paul Quinichette as the two horn men discover common ground with a light, joyous feel to their music. Another adventure for Trane, this time he is the sideman to trumpeter and fleugelhornist Wilbur Harden on Jazz Way Out. The session takes on an air of experimentation featuring three superb extended improvisational pieces. Harden, who came to the jazz worlds attention via his stint in the unusual sounding Yusef Lateef Quintet, is joined by important new faces, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ali Jackson on bass and Art Taylor on drums and of course Trane on tenor! Completing our four albums Trane joins Kenny Burrell in 1958. Trane is in a more restless mood, however Burrells calming influence seems to be having an effect on such stand out tracks as the beautifully shaded duet on Why Was I Born
All four albums plus have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever!
1-6: Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
1. Ruby, My Dear
2. Trinkle Tinkle
3. Off Minor
7-11: Cattin With Coltrane And Quinichette
9. Exactly Like You
1-3: Jazz Way Out
1. Dial Africa
3. Gold Coast
4-8: Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane
4. Freight Trane
5. I Never Knew
7. Why Was I Born?
8. Big Paul
9. If Im Lucky from Winners Circle
10. Turtle Walk from Winners Circle