Moment's Notice

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"Moment's Notice" is a "classic"[1] jazz standard[2] composed by John Coltrane. The song was featured on Coltrane's noted 1957 recording Blue Train.


Coltrane never recorded "Moment's Notice" after the version on Blue Train.[3] But other soloists have treated it as a standard, particularly since the 1970s.[3] It has been recorded by such artists as McCoy Tyner (on Supertrios 1977), Harry Connick, Jr, Dexter Gordon (on Manhattan Symphonie 1978), George Coleman (on Playing Changes 1979), Anthony Braxton (on Seven Standards, 1985), Fred Hersch (on Fred Hersch trio plays... 1994), Mark Turner (on Yam Yam 1994), Arturo Sandoval (on Swingin` 1996), US Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble (on Sessions on M Street S.E. 1998) and Billy Hart (on Quartet 2005).[3]


"Moment's Notice" contains "unusual and quick-moving harmonic twists", according to Martin and Waters.[4]


  1. ^ Chinen, Nate (May 31, 2007). "Bebop in the Present Tense, Drummer in the Driver's Seat". New York Times. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Feather, Leonard (March 30, 1990). "JAZZ REVIEW : Art Farmer's Fluegelhorn of Plenty". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. Oxford University Press. p. 270. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  4. ^ Martin, Henry; Waters, Keith (2012). Jazz: The First 100 Years (3rd ed.). New York: Schirmer. p. 267. ISBN 978-1-4390-8333-8.