The Last Trane

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The Last Trane
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Studio album by John Coltrane
Released January 1966[1]
Recorded August 16, 1957 (2)
January 10, 1958 (1, 4)
March 26, 1958 (3)
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 36:01
Label Prestige
PRLP 7378
Producer Bob Weinstock
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

The Last Trane is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1966 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7378.

It is assembled from unissued results of three separate recording sessions at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1957 and 1958. Coltrane was a sideman on all the original sessions, which were led by trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Red Garland or drummer Art Taylor. Last Trane was an example of Prestige capitalizing on Coltrane's fame which grew during the 1960s long after he had stopped recording for the label. Prestige would reissue recordings on which he had originally been a sideman as if he were the leader, or like Last Trane used unissued recordings to create new marketable albums without Coltrane's input or approval.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lover" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 7:58
  2. "Slowtrane" (Coltrane) – 7:19
  3. "By the Numbers" (Coltrane) – 12:01
  4. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 8:43



  1. ^ Billboard Jan 15, 1966
  2. ^ The Last Trane at AllMusic
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 46. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.