Bags & Trane

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Bags & Trane
Studio album by Milt Jackson and John Coltrane
Released Mid July 1961[1]
Recorded January 15, 1959
Atlantic Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz, hard bop
Length 36:51 original LP
56:33 CD reissue
Label Atlantic Records
SD 1368
Producer Nesuhi Ertegün
Milt Jackson chronology
Bags' Opus
Bags & Trane
The Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]

Bags & Trane is an album credited to jazz musicians Milt Jackson and John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD 1368. Taking its title from Jackson and Coltrane's nicknames, it is the only collaborative record by the pair, although only Jackson contributed original compositions. In actuality, the album belongs in Jackson's discography, as he was the session leader and still signed to Atlantic under the auspices of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and not in that of Coltrane, who had left the label for Impulse Records at the time of this album's issue. However, like Prestige Records before them, as Coltrane's fame grew after he had stopped recording for the label, Atlantic used varied unissued recordings and released them with Coltrane's name more prominently displayed.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

1."Bags & Trane"Milt Jackson7:25
2."Three Little Words"Harry Ruby7:29
3."The Night We Called It a Day"Matt Dennis4:22

Side two[edit]

4."Be-Bop"Dizzy Gillespie8:00
5."The Late Late Blues"Milt Jackson9:35

1988 CD (with bonus tracks)[edit]

  1. "Stairway to the Stars" (Malneck, Parish, Signorelli) - 3:32
  2. "The Late Late Blues" - 9:35
  3. "Bags & Trane" - 7:25
  4. "Three Little Words" - 7:29
  5. "The Night We Called It a Day" - 4:22
  6. "Be-Bop" - 8:00
  7. "Blues Legacy" (Jackson) - 9:04
  8. "Centerpiece" (Edison, Tennyson) - 7:06


Production personnel[edit]