With Pharoah and Alice, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali. Late, scorching, previously unissued recordings — torrential expressivity worn to holy fire — a bit shoddily presented.
The classic quartet in 1965 — with Pharoah, Donald Garrett, the great West Coast drummer Frank Butler, surprisingly, and Juno Lewis, all joining in on the title track.
A spiritual jazz masterpiece — one of the deepest, most neglected of his Atlantics — with Equinox, set to blow anyone away. The more expensive LP is ‘RTI HQ-180’: much superior, well worth the extra.
With Cecil Taylor — and Kenny Dorham, Chuck Israels and Louis Hayes — fine bebop; and a gripping struggle to keep a slippery lid on the transgressiveness to come. Also known as Drive.
With Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones.
With Tyner, Garrison and Roy Haynes in 1963. Intriguingly, this killer setlist played half as a trio, and with Trane on the piano for After The Rain, because Tyner was late.
Very late, ecstatic performances, previously unissued, including a free-wheeling Naima. With Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali.
Previously unissued first recordings of Trane and Tyner together, and of Trane playing soprano (though he also plays tenor during the set). Two months into his initial quartet, with Pete La Roca drumming.
With McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones — the classic quartet live in 1962. Two complete concerts.
Well-matched with Milt Jackson (and Hank Jones, Paul Chambers and Connie Kay) in 1959. Stretching out in two Jackson compositions and three standards. One-off Japanese Warner-Pioneer press from 1972.
Half with Dolphy in Greenwich Village; the classic quartet in Europe, the rest.
The OJC CD is a factory-sealed cut-out, with a small hole drilled in the back of the case, top left.
From the 1958-59 sessions which produced the Savoy LPs Gold Coast and Dial Africa, originally issued under the name of fluegelhornist Wilbur Harden. Curtis Fuller and Tommy Flanagan, too.
Prestige sides cut during his last months with Miles. With Paul Chambers, Red Garland, Jimmy Cobb. Audiophile clear vinyl.
The 1958-9 Prestige, in fact headed up by the tuba player Ray Draper. The title-track is a McCoy Tyner composition; a young Freddie Hubbard is outstanding. Bassist Spanky DeBrest is a name to savour.