2 dic. 2008


Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962)

...on the impulse label. They play mostly Ellington and Strayhorn compositions, with Cotrane on tenor and soprano. This is one of the first recordings of him on Soprano, I believe, but I'm not quite sure if it's the absolute first. They use two drum/bass combinations, one from Duke and one from Coltrane. The Aaron Bell/Sam Woodyard combo is not quite as convincing in this particular setting as the Jimmy Garrison/Elvin Jones one. Sam Woodyard puts in an intrusive backbeat at one point. Yikes!

2 comentarios:

Richard dijo...

There are several recordings prior to this one featuring Coltrane on soprano, mostly on his Atlantics, not least of which is his original "My Favorite Things"...

John dijo...

I think there are Bell/Jones and Garrison/Woodyard tracks on this too.

"In a Sentimental Mood" -- one of the most glorious recordings ever -- is a Bell/Jones track, if I remember right.

Also of interest on the Ellington LPs of this period: Stanley Dance's liner notes.