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John Coltrane: First Giant Steps (CD: RLR Records)John Coltrane: First Giant Steps (CD: RLR Records)
John Coltrane's legendary 1946 first recordings playing alto sax, along with Dexter Culbertson (tp), Norman Poulshock (p), Willie Stauder (b), Joe Timer (d). 8 tracks recorded in Hawaii, July 13, 1946. Coltrane solos on all tracks!

Plus a rare 1954 concert featuring ‘Trane playing with Johnny Hodges (as), Harold "Shorty" Baker (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Cal Cobbs (p), John Williams (b). These 7 tracks were recorded live in Los Angeles, June 1954. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 


John Coltrane: Complete Recordings With Dizzy Gillespie (CD: Definitive)
This exceptional release features the complete recordings of John Coltrane with trumpet guru Dizzy Gillespie, as well as two bonus tracks of Coltrane's complete session with the versatile vocal genius Dinah Washington. Recorded 1949-1951. (Definitive Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

John Coltrane: Complete Recordings With Dizzy Gillespie (CD: Definitive)


John Coltrane: Complete Studio Sessions With Johnny Hodges (CD: Definitive)John Coltrane: Complete Studio Sessions With Johnny Hodges (CD: Definitive)
 


Price:  £11.99 


John Coltrane: Early Trane (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
On September 1955 John Coltrane joined the Miles Davis Quintet. By that time Coltrane was a seasoned professional musician, a dyed in-the-wool jazz player who had learned his craft in a considerable number of outfits during the preceding ten years or so. Coltrane was nearly thirty years old at the time, a jazz musician who was certainly not universally acclaimed. Thus far Coltrane had failed to impress the jazz audiences at large, although he played in a distinctive but not yet fully formed style. During the next five years after his debut with Miles Davis, Coltrane moved from virtual obscurity to acclaim as the greatest tenor saxophone innovator of the era. This is the era covered in this 4CD set. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 

John Coltrane: Early Trane (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)


John Coltrane & Thelonious Monk: Complete Studio Recordings Master Takes (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)John Coltrane & Thelonious Monk: Complete Studio Recordings Master Takes (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
The complete studio master takes by the Thelonious Monk Quartet and Septet featuring John Coltrane. Included, as a bonus, is the 13+ minute performance of “Blues For Tomorrow” from the same sessions (in which Monk sits out) and an outstanding alternate take of “Off Minor”.

After returning from his trip to Philadelphia, in mid-1957, Coltrane accepted Monk’s offer and joined his band for a period of six months. They played at New York’s Five Spot Café in a quartet format, but their studio records are limited to what is included on this release. Although all the musicians play beautifully here, what is perhaps most interesting is the presence of tenor sax giants John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins playing in the same session. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 


John Coltrane with Art Blakey: The Complete Lee Kraft Sessions (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)
 


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John Coltrane with Art Blakey: The Complete Lee Kraft Sessions (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)


John Coltrane: Side Steps (CD: Prestige, 5 CDs)John Coltrane: Side Steps (CD: Prestige, 5 CDs)
A terrific boxed set collating all of Coltrane's recordings as a sideman for the Prestige label, supporting leaders such as Sonny Rollins, Red Garland, Gene Ammons and Tad Dameron. 


Price:  £80.99 


John Coltrane: Dakar (CD: Prestige RVG)
 


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John Coltrane: Dakar (CD: Prestige RVG)


John Coltrane: Coltrane (CD: Prestige- US Import)John Coltrane: Coltrane (CD: Prestige- US Import)
 


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John Coltrane: Lush Life (CD: Prestige RVG)
Essentially, saxophonist Coltrane's inimitably "lush" style---intense, inventive, crammed with notes---on mostly ballad material. "Like Someone in Love," "I Love You," "Lush Life" itself, and "Trane's Slow Blues" are all noteworthy, with bass/ drum support from Earl May and Art Taylor, and a B side which adds trumpet Donald Byrd (one track) to a trio of Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Louis Hayes. Early Trane (1950s), but already his power and authority are evident. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.) 


Price:  £9.99 

John Coltrane: Lush Life (CD: Prestige RVG)


Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane & Zoot Sims: Tenor Conclave (CD: Prestige- US Import)Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane & Zoot Sims: Tenor Conclave (CD: Prestige- US Import)
This unusual meeting of four tenor saxophone players from different "schools" was part of the Prestige Friday afternoon jam session series but far from a typical outing. The giant forebears of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker inform the backgrounds of Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and John Coltrane, and other influences such as Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, and the Sonnys (Stitt and Rollins) are there, too, depending on which of the four protagonists you're talking about.

With the Red Garland Trio supplying the underpinning, the four tenors meet on the common ground of the blues ("Bob's Boys"), "I Got Rhythm" ("Tenor Conclave"), and two old standards. (The originals are by Mobley.) Rather than the stylistic differences, what stands out here is the compatibility and spirit of the four meeting on this common ground in an uncommon session. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


Price:  £15.49 


John Coltrane & Red Garland Trio: Traneing In (CD: Prestige RVG)
 


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John Coltrane & Red Garland Trio: Traneing In (CD: Prestige RVG)


John Coltrane: Black Pearls (CD: Prestige- US Import)John Coltrane: Black Pearls (CD: Prestige- US Import)
In addition to their positions of importance in the Miles Davis quintet of the mid-Fifties, John Coltrane and Red Garland recorded a series of studio dates for Prestige in 1957 and '58. Here, as in several of the others, Paul Chambers is the bassist and Arthur Taylor the drummer, with Donald Byrd on trumpet making it a quintet.

There are only three numbers: the title song "Black Pearls"; an extremely swift version of "Lover, Come Back to Me"; and the fast "Sweet Sapphire Blues" which begins with Garland soloing from the gitgo in a long, up-beat exploration before Trane unfurls his "sheets of sound." Byrd gets into that rapid-fire mode, in and among his more evenly-cadenced lines, and Chambers (plucked) and Taylor (brushes into sticks) solo before Garland ends it with a riff credited to Prestige's then-president, Bob Weinstock. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


Price:  £15.49 


John Coltrane: Settin' The Pace (CD: Prestige- US Import)
 


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John Coltrane: Settin' The Pace (CD: Prestige- US Import)


John Coltrane: Settin The Pace (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)John Coltrane: Settin The Pace (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl LP. 


Price:  £18.99 


John Coltrane: Stardust (CD: Prestige RVG)
 


Price:  £9.99 

John Coltrane: Stardust (CD: Prestige RVG)


John Coltrane: Stardust (Vinyl LP: Vinyl Lovers)John Coltrane: Stardust (Vinyl LP: Vinyl Lovers)

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl LP. 


Price:  £18.99 


John Coltrane: Soul Trane (CD: Prestige RVG)
This album continued the reinforcement of Trane's importance as a stylist. As in Coltrane and John Coltrane and the Red Garland Trio, his first two albums as a leader for Prestige, the material in Soultrane is away from the ordinary. The Garland–Paul Chambers–Arthur Taylor rhythm section is a perfect accompanying unit for Trane who, by this time, was acknowledged to be–along with Sonny Rollins–one of the two most influential tenor saxophonists in jazz. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


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John Coltrane: Soul Trane (CD: Prestige RVG)


John Coltrane: The Believer (CD: Prestige- US Import)John Coltrane: The Believer (CD: Prestige- US Import)
 


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John Coltrane: Standard Coltrane (CD: Prestige RVG)
 


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John Coltrane: Standard Coltrane (CD: Prestige RVG)


John Coltrane & Mal Waldron: The Dealers (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)John Coltrane & Mal Waldron: The Dealers (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
In 1957 John Coltrane and pianist Mal Waldron embarked on a series of all-star sessions which were issued on the albums Mal/2 andWheelin’ and Dealin’, with further material from the sessions appearing later on an LP titled The Dealers. This release contains all the material from these LPs plus three further Coltrane/Waldron collaborations recorded the same year.

Notable participants on the various sessions include Jackie McLean (alto sax), Frank Wess (flute/tenor sax), Paul Quinichette( tenor sax), Idris Sulieman (trumpet) and Sahib Shihab (alto sax). (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 


John Coltrane: The Last Trane (CD: Prestige- US Import)
The final cuts of Trane from Prestige's vaults but in no way are these barrel-scrapings. 'By The Numbers' features an impassioned, soulful tenor from the leader and one of pianist Red Garland's finest essays on the blues.  


Price:  £15.49 

John Coltrane: The Last Trane (CD: Prestige- US Import)


John Coltrane: Tranesition- The Complete Paul Chambers Sessions (CD: Gambit)John Coltrane: Tranesition- The Complete Paul Chambers Sessions (CD: Gambit)
This essential mid-price Gambit CD presents John Coltrane’s complete recordings under the leadership of Paul Chambers, and also features Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, Kenny Burrell, Curtis Fuller, Kenny Drew, Pepper Adams and Philly Joe Jones. The 11 tracks were recorded in 1956 at 3 different sessions : Hollywood, Cambridge Mass. and New Jersey - and were made after Trane had recorded The New Miles Davis Quartet album (aka ‘Miles’) in Nov 55, and during his studio sessions with Miles for the ‘Round About Midnight’ Columbia album, not released until 1957. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 


John Coltrane: Blue Train (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Coltrane's own personal favourite, Blue Trane was his only Blue Note recording as leader and remains a classic of its time. A hard bop sextet consisting of Lee Morgan and Curtis Fuller alongside Trane in the front line, this is essential listening, particularly the starkly compelling blues of the title track. Now in RVG Remaster with two alternate takes.

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


Price:  £8.99 

John Coltrane: Blue Train (CD: Blue Note RVG)


John Coltrane: Blue Train (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)John Coltrane: Blue Train (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Limited Edition, 180g Pressing. 


Price:  £21.99 


John Coltrane & Friends: Sideman - Trane's Blue Note Sessions (CD: Blue Note, 3 CDs)
A collection of the legendary saxophonist’s sideman sessions for Blue Note Records from 1956-1957, when Coltrane was a regular member of the Miles Davis Quintet and played with pianist Thelonious Monk. This set, conceived by former Blue Note Records president Bruce Lundvall, marks the first time Coltrane’s sideman sessions for Blue Note have been collected in one place; albums include recordings led by Paul Chambers (Chambers’ Music, a.k.a. High Step, and Whims of Chambers), Johnny Griffin (A Blowing Session) and Sonny Clark (Sonny’s Crib). The entire set will be in original Blue Note mono, with the mono version of Clark’s album on CD for the first time. The book-style package includes a 34-page booklet with an essay by author and educator Ashley Kahn. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £25.99 

John Coltrane & Friends: Sideman - Trane's Blue Note Sessions (CD: Blue Note, 3 CDs)


John Coltrane: Countdown (CD: Jasmine, 2 CDs)John Coltrane: Countdown (CD: Jasmine, 2 CDs)
Despite a relatively short career, John Coltrane was one of the most important and controversial figures in jazz.

This collection features the four classic LP sessions; Blue Train, Soul Trane, Giant Steps and Coltrane Jazz which contain fifteen of Coltrane's original compositions including; 'Naima', 'Giant Steps' and 'A Moments Notice'.

Over two and a quarter hours playing time with accompaniment from jazz giants, Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly and Philly Jones among others. This is an exceptional collection that shows just why the now legendary John Coltrane was and still is so inspiring and influential. (Jasmine Records) 


Price:  £12.99 


John Coltrane: The Complete Mainstream 1958 Sessions (CD: Phoenix Jazz, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £17.99 

John Coltrane: The Complete Mainstream 1958 Sessions (CD: Phoenix Jazz, 2 CDs)

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