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Winner's Circle Limited 180gram Vinyl LP

John Coltrane

Label: VINYL PASSION
Release Date: 03 November 2017
Format: LP Vinyl

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John Coltrane Winner's Circle Limited 180gram Vinyl LP

Overview:
Rare stuff from John Coltrane recorded in 1957. The album features 'Trane' playing tenor on only 4 of the album's 8 tracks – making it kind of surprising that they used his name in the title – but the album is a lesser-known batch of large group recordings that offer an interesting early chapter in his career. The main force behind the album is arranger Harry Tubbs – possibly not a name that's as sexy as John Coltrane, hence the billing – but a worthy leader for the date, given the quality of the music. Many of the other players here are small combo heroes who can also shine brightly in bigger groups – such as Donald Byrd and Art Farmer on trumpet, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Al Cohn on baritone sax, Eddie Costa on piano and vibes, and Oscar Pettiford on bass – plus Rolf Kuhn, making an early American appearance on clarinet. Coltrane gets in some nice, but short moments on the date – but the bigger charm is the full ensemble work – on titles that include "She Didn't Say Yes", "Turtle Walk", "At Home With The Blues", "Seabreeze" and "Love & The Weather".

Featured Tracks:
SIDE A:
1. Lazy Afternoon
2. Not So Sleepy
3. Seabreeze
4. Love And The Weather

SIDE B:
1. She Didn’t Say Yes
2. If I’m Lucky (I’ll Be The One)
3. At Home With The Blues
4. Turtle Walk
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