Live at Birdland (John Coltrane album)
|Live at Birdland|
|Studio album / Live album by|
|Recorded||October 8, 1963 (#1-3)|
Birdland, New York City
March 6, 1963 (#6, CD only)
November 18, 1963 (#4-5)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
|Length||38:59 original LP|
43:35 CD reissue
|John Coltrane chronology|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|||
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
Live at Birdland is a 1964 album by jazz musician John Coltrane. Despite its title, only the first three tracks were recorded live at the Birdland club; the rest are studio tracks. Among them is "Alabama", a tribute to four children killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, an attack at a Birmingham, Alabama church by white supremacists. The album's original pressing accidentally included a false start - this was corrected in later copies, but restored in CD editions. The album also features a live recording of "I Want to Talk About You", a song Coltrane had recorded on his 1958 album Soultrane, this time with an extended cadenza.
All songs written by John Coltrane except as indicated
- "Afro Blue" (Mongo Santamaria) – 10:50
- "I Want to Talk About You" (Billy Eckstine) – 8:11
- "The Promise" – 8:10
- "Alabama" – 5:09
- "Your Lady" – 6:39
- Compact Disc bonus track
- "Vilia" – 4:36
- John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
- McCoy Tyner – piano
- Jimmy Garrison – double bass
- Elvin Jones – drums
- Billboard 1 February, 1964
- Bailey, C. Michael. "John Coltrane: Live At Birdland". All About Jazz. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
- Live at Birdland at AllMusic
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 289. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 47. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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