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John Coltrane - In The Winner's Circle on 180g Import LP - direct audio

John Coltrane - In The Winner's Circle 180g Vinyl LP

Pure Pleasure Records

  • $ 3498

John Coltrane In The Winner's Circle 180g Vinyl LP 

Rare Stuff From Coltrane On Limited Edition 180g Vinyl! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!

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."


John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
Donald Byrd (trumpet)
Art Farmer (trumpet)
Frank Rehak (trombone)
Gene Quill (alto saxophone)
Al Cohn (baritone saxophone)
Rolf Kuhn (clarinet)
Eddie Costa (piano, vibes)
Freddie Green (guitar)
Kenny Burrell (guitar)
Oscar Pettiford (bass)
Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Ed Thigpen (drums)

John Coltrane In The Winner's Circle Track Listing:

1. Lazy Afternoon
2. Not So Sleepy
3. Seabreeze
4. Love and the Weather
5. She Didn't Say Yes
6. If I'm Lucky (I'll Be the One)
7. At Home With the Blues
8. Turtle Walk

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