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John Coltrane: Cattin', 1957

Did John Coltrane record with Lester Young? Sadly no, but in 1957, he came pretty close as far as the ear is concerned. In May of that year, Coltrane recorded the album Cattin' for Prestige with tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette...       Related Stories John Coltrane: Speak Low John Coltrane: Blue Train 9 Box Sets You Deserve  
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Music / Jazz : All About Jazz

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Music / Jazz : JazzWax

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Music / Jazz : Casa Valdez Studios

Saxophonist/educator Jeff Rzepia has a lot of great material on his scooby-sax.com site. Here are his transcriptions and analyses from the Tenor Conclave recording that featured Coltrane, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn and Hank Mobley. Talk abo...

John Coltrane: Speak Low

Music / Jazz : JazzWax

John Coltrane recorded Speak Low only once in the studio, during Sonny Clark's Sonny's Crib album session for Blue Note on Sept. 1, 1957. What's notable about the recording session is that it took place 14 days before Coltrane's sol...

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Music / Jazz : JazzWax

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