Monday, June 28, 2010
A little piece of Coltrane
Almost every note Coltrane played into a microphone has been issued under his name, with the exception of course of his recordings with Miles Davis. I think I have all the Trane box sets, except for Side Steps. I haven't ponied up for that one because I have almost everything that is on it. Today I picked up another puzzle piece at the Last Stop CD Shop in Sioux Falls.
Mating Call, with pianist Tadd Dameron as leader, is not an essential Coltrane recording. It is a solid document from Trane's 1950's work. It was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio on November 30th 1956, with John Simmons on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. I haven't heard anything else by Dameron, and I am guessing, neither have you. What I heard on this recording is enough to get me looking.
Here is a sample: