Whilst John Coltrane’s name and recordings are legendary, these ‘sideman’ sessions from 1957 have often been overlooked and remain undervalued. They offer a fascinating glimpse of the saxophonist at a key juncture in his career, just before he embarked on a musical journey that would change jazz forever.
• This 2CD set offers a comprehensive look at Coltrane’s work for the legendary Bethlehem label.
• The recordings include performances from Donald Byrd, Philly Joes Jones, Art Blakey and Sahib Shihab.
• Boasts extensive sleevenotes by Charles Waring (Mojo & Blues & Soul)