Early Coltrane

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I am gearing up to write an extensive piece on early Coltrane and came across an inexpensive box set that may interest some of you: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0010DJ278?tag=miketarraslifecy" TARGET="_AMZN">Early Trane </a><br><center><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0010DJ278?tag=miketarraslifecy" TARGET="_AMZN"><img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61GyKv7j0JL._SL500_AA300_.jpg"></a></center><p>See my review on that page for details.
 

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Those albums on Prestige (Stardust, The Stardust Sessions) with cuts such as Love Thy Neighbor and Then I'll Be Tired Of You, were my introduction to Trane, and are still my favorite things...Those recordings were essentially the Miles group with Wilbur Hardin instead of Miles. Mid-1950s.
 

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Those albums on Prestige (Stardust, The Stardust Sessions) with cuts such as Love Thy Neighbor and Then I'll Be Tired Of You, were my introduction to Trane, and are still my favorite things...Those recordings were essentially the Miles group with Wilbur Hardin instead of Miles. Mid-1950s.
His Prestige years were my favorites too. Also a lot of Red Garland Trio and Tad Dameron collaborations in the set.
 

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There's a session that has some of my favorite of his music that has mcCoy Tyner on piano but Billy Higgins on drums... and I think this guy Art Davis is the bass player. There's an album I have called "Like Sonny" that has 3 originals from this group as well as a different (lesser good) session with entirely different musicians on it. Worth buying if for only the stuff with the group that has Tyner and Higgins. Really great and not very well known...
 

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These two sound very interesting:
Beer Drinking Baby
We Love To Boogie
Actually, Beer Drinking Baby was slipped in from a 1949 session in Los Angeles (and is R&B). I know that it was recorded for Mercury, but have little other info. We Love to Boogie is actually Trane with Dizzy circa 1951. More R&B!!!!

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There's a session that has some of my favorite of his music that has mcCoy Tyner on piano but Billy Higgins on drums... and I think this guy Art Davis is the bass player. There's an album I have called "Like Sonny" that has 3 originals from this group as well as a different (lesser good) session with entirely different musicians on it. Worth buying if for only the stuff with the group that has Tyner and Higgins. Really great and not very well known...
Thanks for the tip. Impulse years perhaps?

EDIT: Found it! Blue Note of all labels circa 1960: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000005HFY?tag=miketarraslifecy" TARGET="_AMZN">Like Sonny</a>
 

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I am a bigger fan of Trane's Prestige years, but his whole story is worth knowing:

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Just wrapped up the piece on early Coltrane: http://drumz4sale.blogspot.com/2012/09/early-coltrane-study-in-dynamics-and.html
 

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For a guy who died at 40, he sure did a lot! Talk about living fully...
 

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For a guy who died at 40, he sure did a lot! Talk about living fully...
He sure did. Jazz if full of lives cut too short too soon. The loss I lament the most is Clifford Brown. Actually, Clifford, along with Charlie Christian and Jimmy Blanton. One can only imagine the unfulfilled genius in their passings.
 

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Check out this tune. It's from that album that I was talking about... really nice, I think and one that even Coltrane fans may not be hip to:

 

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Check out this tune. It's from that album that I was talking about... really nice, I think and one that even Coltrane fans may not be hip to:
My earlier post when I said it was Blue Note is wrong. I did some more checking and found that this was Roulette, which I never know Trane recorded for. In fact. this must have been cut during the short period when he was moving from Prestige to Atlantic (Giant Steps - his first album for Atlantic - was released the same year as Like Sonny, but was recorded in December 59.)

Roulette itself is an interesting label in that it was a front for the Genovese crime family.

Bottom line is you are right - I doubt many Trane fans know about the album (I surely did not), and from the clips, it's excellent.
 

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Not specifically related to 5 Style's album, but certainly related to Trane and Rollins:

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Check out this tune. It's from that album that I was talking about... really nice, I think and one that even Coltrane fans may not be hip to:
Done and check out the write-up :) http://drumz4sale.blogspot.com/2012/09/this-trane-fell-through-cracks.html
 


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