Artist: JOHN COLTRANE
Title: “Blue Train”
Label: BLUE NOTE.
Monaural first pressing on heavy vinyl.
Labels are blue & white, with deep groove. Catalog number is BLP 1577.
addresses are as follows:
Side One: BLUE NOTE RECORDS * 47 WEST 63RD
* NEW YORK 23
Side Two: BLUE
NOTE RECORDS * 47 WEST 63RD * NYC”
and “ear” symbol are stamped in the runout groove on both sides.
address is as follows: “For Complete
Catalog Write to BLUE NOTE RECORDS, 47 West 63rd St., New York 23”.
Morgan – trumpet
Fuller – trombone
Coltrane – tenor sax
Drew – piano
Chambers – bass
Joe Jones - drums.
retains 100% of original gloss, play-grades VG++ to EXCELLENT. Has been played a small number of times and
handled with care. Each side has a
couple very light, superficial hairline scuffs that do not distract. No serious marks or issues. No loud tics, pops, clicks, skips, or other
issues. Fidelity is excellent. Labels are clean, except for a small oval sticker
on the Side One label upon which the number 103 is neatly written. A superb playing copy of this quintessential
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JACKET: Jacket is VG with
obvious signs of wear and handling, but still quite serviceable. Spine has 1” split at the center. Bottom seam has approximately 2” split at the
center. Small chips at corners. Back panel has noticeable surface and ring wear,
and the original retail price of $4.99 is written in pencil at the upper left
- Blue Train
- I’m Old
- Lazy Bird
never formally signed, an oral agreement between John Coltrane and Blue Note
Records founder Alfred Lion was indeed honored on Blue Train – Coltrane’s only collection of sides as a principal
artist for the venerable label. The disc
is packed solid with sonic evidence of Coltrane's innate leadership abilities. He not only addresses the tunes at hand, but
also simultaneously reinvents himself as a multifaceted interpreter of both
hard bop as well as sensitive balladry -- touching upon all forms in between.
personnel on Blue Train is arguably
as impressive as what they're playing. Joining Coltrane (tenor sax) are Lee Morgan
(trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Kenny Drew (piano), Paul Chambers (bass),
and Philly Joe Jones (drums). The triple
horn arrangements incorporate an additional sonic density that remains a
trademark unique to both this band and album. Of particular note is Fuller's even-toned
trombone, which bops throughout the title track as well as the frenetic
"Moments Notice." Other solos
include Paul Chambers' subtly understated riffs on "Blue Train" as
well as the high energy and impact from contributions by Lee Morgan and Kenny
Drew during "Locomotion." The
track likewise features some brief but vital contributions from Philly Joe
Jones -- whose efforts throughout the record stand among his personal best. Of the five sides that comprise the original Blue Train, the Jerome Kern/Johnny
Mercer ballad "I'm Old Fashioned" is the only standard; in terms of
unadulterated sentiment, this version is arguably untouchable. Fuller's rich tones and Drew's tastefully
executed solos cleanly wrap around Jones' steadily languid rhythms.
reservation, Blue Train can easily be
considered in and among the most important and influential entries not only of John
Coltrane's career, but of the entire genre of jazz music as well.”
Lindsay Planer, allmusic.com.)
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