John Coltrane: Lazy Bird


Lazy Bird


John Coltrane (tenor sax)


Blue Train (Blue Note)

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John Coltrane (tenor sax), Lee Morgan (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Kenny Drew (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums).

Composed by John Coltrane


Recorded: New Jersey, September 15, 1957


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

On this masterpiece from one of the most influential post-bebop albums, John Coltrane puts the imposters to rest with his rapidly executed saxophone. In addition to the stellar cast, Coltrane showcases his potent skills as a composer. Following a blazing solo by a young Lee Morgan, Coltrane contributes a textbook solo that I am sure was memorized note for note by thousands of young musicians. Plus the underrated pianist Kenny Drew forms, with Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, a classic rhythm section that could swing harder than almost any around during this time.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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