Trane's Blues

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Trane's Blues
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Compilation album by John Coltrane
Released January 26, 1999
Recorded March 1 or 2, 1956 (1)
September 21, 1956 (4)
April 6, 1957 (7)
September 1, 1957 (3)
September 15, 1957 (2,5)
October 13, 1958 (8)
September 8, 1960 (6)
Genre Jazz
Length 70:18
Label Blue Note Records
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Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Trane's Blues is a compact disc credited to the jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1999 on Blue Note Records, catalogue 98240. It comprises recordings from sessions for Blue Note and United Artists Records as a sideman for Paul Chambers, Sonny Clark, Johnny Griffin, and Cecil Taylor that were issued respectively on their Whims of Chambers, Sonny's Crib, A Blowin' Session, and Hard Driving Jazz albums. Two selections are from Coltrane's own 1957 Blue Train, and "One for Four" had been previously unissued. "Trane's Blues" had been issued on the compilation High Step in 1975, previously known as "John Paul Jones" and named after himself, the bass player Chambers, and the drummer Philly Joe Jones.[2] Like Prestige Records before them, as Coltrane's fame grew long after he had stopped recording for the label, Blue Note used varied recordings, often those where Coltrane had been merely a sideman, and reissued them as a new album with Coltrane's name prominently displayed. In this case, the Big Four conglomerate EMI continued that earlier practice.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Trane's Blues" — 6:54
  2. "Locomotion" — 7:11
  3. "Sonny's Crib" — 13:26
  4. "Just for the Love" — 3:41
  5. "Blue Train" — 10:40
  6. "One for Four" — 7:35
  7. "Smoke Stack" — 10:13
  8. "Shifting Down" — 10:38



  1. ^ Trane's Blues at AllMusic
  2. ^ Lewis Porter. John Coltrane: His Life and Music. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1999. ISBN 0-472-10161-7, p. 115.