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»Blue Train«

The title track of the 1957 album of the same name by John Coltrane, a wonderful blues, with quite a few rhythm changes and in a clear hard bop style. John Coltrane declared this album to be his favorite – and it was also his “first” album in this respect, because he chose all the pieces and the musicians. Blue Train” is also his composition – and the line-up is of course great with Lee Morgan (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Kenny Drew (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums).

The album is considered one of the milestones of jazz. And it is worth listening to the whole album in peace and enjoy John Coltrane with his saxophone and his band members.

Jochen Axer, supporter of King Georg and promoter of many other jazz projects via the Cologne Jazz Supporters, presents one of his favorites here every Sunday.