John Coltrane – Blue Train (New Vinyl) (Special Edition) (Tone Poet) (Mono)
New sealed copy. 2022 Blue Note Tone Poet mono reissue. Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio and pressed by RTI on 180 gram vinyl. Gatefold jacket printed by Stoughton Printing Co.
Blue Train is a studio album by John Coltrane, released in January 1958 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is the only Blue Note recording by Coltrane as session leader. It has been certified a gold record by the RIAA. The album was recorded in the midst of Coltrane's residency at the Five Spot as a member of the Thelonious Monk quartet. The personnel include Coltrane's Miles Davis bandmates, Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums, both of whom had worked before with pianist Kenny Drew. Both trumpeter Lee Morgan and trombonist Curtis Fuller were up-and-coming jazz musicians, and both were members of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in due course.
Coltrane's playing exhibits the move toward what would become his signature style. His solos are more harmonic or "vertical" and lines arpeggiated. His timing was often apart from or over the beat, rather than playing on or behind it.[ During a 1960 interview, Coltrane described Blue Train as his favorite album of his own up to that point.
A1 Blue Train
A2 Moment's Notice
B2 I'm Old Fashioned
B3 Lazy Bird