Like Sonny

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Like Sonny
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Studio album by John Coltrane
Released 1990
Recorded November 1958
September 10, 1960
Genre Jazz, Hard bop
Label Roulette ROU 1012
Producer Michael Cuscuna (reissue)

Like Sonny is a posthumous studio album combining two sessions from 1958 and 1960 with jazz musician John Coltrane. The six tracks from November 1958 had been released under Ray Draper's name as A Tuba Jazz on Jubilee Records.[1] The other tracks were recorded by the John Coltrane Quartet in Los Angeles with Billy Higgins on drums and had been released by Roulette in 1962.[2][3] Only the alternate take of "Exotica" had been unissued.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "One and Four (a.k.a. Mr. Day)" (John Coltrane) — 7:27
  2. "Exotica (alternate take)" (John Coltrane) — 4:36
  3. "Exotica (master)" (John Coltrane) — 4:28
  4. "Like Sonny (a.k.a. Simple Like)" (John Coltrane) — 3:55
  5. "Essii's Dance" (Ray Draper) — 5:59
  6. "Doxy" (Sonny Rollins) — 6:42
  7. "Oleo" (Sonny Rollins) — 6:02
  8. "I Talk to the Trees" (Alan J. Lerner, Frederick Loewe) — 6:10
  9. "Yesterdays" (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) — 6:53
  10. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) — 4:44
The tracks 1, 3 and 4 were issued by Roulette in 1962 as part of John Coltrane/Lee Morgan – The Best of Birdland, Vol. 1 (SR 52094) produced by Tony Reig. Track 2 had not been released.

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1–4: John Coltrane Quartet, recorded September 10, 1960 at United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Tracks 5-10: Ray Draper Quintet, recorded November 1958 in New York, NY

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