On September 15, 1957, John Coltrane went into Rudy Van Gelder’s Hackensack studio and created a 40-plus-minute masterwork that stands as one of the greatest jazz records of all time.
Blue Train is a pioneering five-song, blues-steeped, hard bop outing that exhilarates with pockets of brawn and poetry, excursions of ferocity and finesse, stretches of blazing velocity and soulful tenderness.
To mark the 65th anniversary of the album’s recording, Blue Train will be released as part of Blue Note’s acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series.
This 2-LP stereo pressing of Blue Train: ‘The Complete Masters’ holds the original album as well as a second disc of alternate and incomplete takes, four of which have never been released before, and none of which have been available previously on vinyl.
This 2-LP set comes with a bound booklet featuring session photos by Francis Wolff and an essay by Coltrane expert Ashley Kahn.