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For the first time ever in pristine hi-res!
The album is accompanied by its original sleeve notes plus additional photos and newly-written package essays.
John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
Lee Morgan (trumpet)
Curtis Fuller (trombone)
Kenny Drew (piano)
Paul Chambers (bass)
Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Recorded September 15, 1957 in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Originally issued as Blue Note BLP 1577
High Resolution Mastering by Alan Yoshida and Robin Lynn at Blanche DuBois, April 2012
“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you've set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder's studio!” - Blue Note President, Don Was.
Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane was one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in jazz history. In 1957, Coltrane created a masterpiece with the release of Blue Train. The album has been widely regarded by both fans and critics as one of the greatest jazz records of all time. It was his second album as a band leader and found him accompanied by greats including Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and “Philly” Joe Jones. The album is a scintillating display of Coltrane’s innate leadership abilities. The stunning horn arrangements add a unique distinction symbolic of Coltrane and his band. A showcase of his versatility, Coltrane soars through tunes including “I’m Old Fashioned” and “Lazy Bird.”
Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
"I downloaded the 192 version of John Coltrane's Blue Train. It was stunning; sounded like it was just expertly produced. I can't believe it was a 1957 recording. Well done and keep it coming." - Ken G.
"The sound is gorgeous, I think as good as the vinyl." - Martin G.