Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors

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Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors
Interplay (John Coltrane album).jpeg
Studio album by John Coltrane, Idrees Sulieman, Webster Young, and Bobby Jaspar
Released Late October/early November 1957[1]
Recorded March 22, 1957
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 46:58
Label Prestige
PRLP 7112
Producer Bob Weinstock

Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors is an album credited to The Prestige All Stars, consisting of John Coltrane, Bobby Jaspar, Idrees Sulieman, Webster Young, Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor.


Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors was released in 1957 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7112. The record features the first recording of pianist Mal Waldron's composition, "Soul Eyes", which went on to become a jazz standard.[2] Some CD reissues also include the bonus track "C.T.A." (James "Jimmy" Heath), originally issued on Taylor's Wailers, recorded the same day, with just Coltrane, Chambers, Taylor and pianist Red Garland.[3] The album would be later issued also as Interplay, a compilation credited to Coltrane alone, which also features tracks from other albums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Interplay" (Malcolm "Mal" Waldron) – 9:41
  2. "Anatomy" (Malcolm "Mal" Waldron) – 11:54
  3. "Light Blue" (Malcolm "Mal" Waldron) – 7:52
  4. "Soul Eyes" (Malcolm "Mal" Waldron) – 17:31



  1. ^ Billboard Oct 28, 1957
  2. ^ Gioia, Ted (2012) The jazz standards: a guide to the repertoire. Oxford University Press, pp. 388-390.
  3. ^ "Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors" AllMusic review.