Title: John Coltrane – Blue Train: Stereo Format: Viny 2 LP + booklet Label: Blue Note Cat Num: Barcode: 0602445481057
Release date: September 16th 2022
On September 15, 1957, John Coltrane went into Rudy Van Gelder’s living room studio in Hackensack, New Jersey and recorded his first great masterpiece: Blue Train. It would be the legendary saxophonist’s sole album as a leader for Blue Note, a locomotive 5-track album fuelled by the bluesy title track that featured a dynamic six-piece band with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums.
To mark the 65th anniversary of the album’s recording, Blue Train will be released in two special editions as part of Blue Note’s acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series: a 1-LP mono pressing of the original album and a 2-LP stereo pressing of Blue Train: ‘The Complete Masters’ which includes a second disc of alternate and incomplete takes which have never been released before. The 2-LP set comes with a bound booklet featuring never-before-seen session photos by Francis Wolff and an essay by Coltrane expert Ashley Kahn.
Both Tone Poet Vinyl Editions were produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, and packaged in deluxe gatefold tip-on jackets