The Very Best of John Coltrane: The Prestige Era

The Very Best of John Coltrane: The Prestige Era

by John Coltrane


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The Very Best of John Coltrane: The Prestige Era

John Coltrane was a brilliant jazz musician, and there really is no phase of his career that doesn't feature stunning sax work, but he was just learning how to run and lead a band (while trying to kick a heroin habit) when he recorded for Prestige Records in the mid- to late '50s. This set collects some of the highlights from that period, and while it includes wonderful early signature pieces like "Traneing In" and "Bahia," the full measure of Coltrane's talent and vision (and heroin-free music) was still mostly off in the future when these recordings were made.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2012
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0888072337534
catalogNumber: 33753
Rank: 114034

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Coltrane   Primary Artist
Tadd Dameron   Piano
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Red Garland   Piano
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Art Taylor   Drums
Wilbur Ware   Bass
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Paul Chambers   Bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Earl May   Bass
Thelonious Monk   Piano
John Simmons   Bass
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Arthur Taylor   Drums

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Tommy Flanagan   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
John Coltrane   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Don Schlitten   Cover Photo
Jack Baker   Composer
Ary Barroso   Composer
Fred Lacey   Composer
George Fragos   Composer
Dick Gasparre   Composer
Ashley Kahn   Liner Notes

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