Ancestor Worship 71: Coltrane Jazz

Part 3 of our investigation into the recordngs made by John Coltrane and his Quartet for the Atlantic label during 1959-61, taken from the box set called The Heavyweight Champion, including tonight’s selections from the albums Giant Steps (recorded May 4-5, 1959) and Coltrane Jazz (recorded November 24 & December 2, 1959), with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Arthur Taylor accompanying Traene on the former and Wynton Kelly, Chambers and Jimmy Cobb on the latter. Note: I think I may have mis-filed from another Coltrane album the song in the last set called “While My Lady Sleeps,” but it sounds so good I’m leaving it in!


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 24, 2013 [JSAW-0071]


Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps

John Coltrane Quartet: Cousin Mary

John Coltrane Quartet: Mr. P.C.

John Coltrane Quartet: Countdown

John Coltrane Quartet: Syeeda’s Song Flute

John Coltrane Quartet: Spiral

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima

John Coltrane Quartet: Little Old Lady

John Coltrane Quartet: While My Lady Sleeps

John Coltrane Quartet: Fifth House

John Coltrane Quartet: I’ll Wait and Pray



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