Dakar (album)

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Dakar
Studio album by John Coltrane
Released 1963
Recorded April 20, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Hard bop
Length 39:37
Label Prestige
PRLP 7280
Producer Teddy Charles
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Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Dakar is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1963 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7280. Dakar is a reissue of one side of a 16 rpm LP called Baritones and French Horns released in 1957, and originally credited to the "Prestige All Stars".

As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s after he had stopped recording for Prestige, the record company assembled and reissued varied Coltrane recordings with his name prominently displayed, though in many cases, like on Dakar, he had originally been a sideman. However, a retrospective review for Allmusic suggested that issuing the album as if it were originally led by Coltrane was appropriate given that his "urgent" performances were often the most compelling.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dakar" (Teddy Charles) — 7:09
  2. "Mary's Blues" (Pepper Adams) — 6:47
  3. "Route 4" (Charles) — 6:55
  4. "Velvet Scene" (Waldron) — 4:53
  5. "Witches Pit" (Adams) — 6:42
  6. "Catwalk" (Charles) — 7:11

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