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Black Pearls

John Coltrane

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1
Black Pearls
John Coltrane; Donald Byrd; Red Garland; Paul Chambers; Art Taylor
13:10
2
Lover Come Back To Me
John Coltrane; Donald Byrd; Red Garland; Paul Chambers; Art Taylor
7:27
3
Sweet Sapphire Blues
John Coltrane; Donald Byrd; Red Garland; Paul Chambers; Art Taylor
18:11
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    38:48
"... his ideas soar out beyond the moment ... reminds the listener of Coltrane's bold originality."
- Chicago Tribune

This album was recorded in the late 1950s but not released until 1964 to capitalize on John Coltrane's ever-increasing fame and success. Essentially an improvised extended jam session with Donald Byrd on trumpet, Red Garland on piano and drummer Art Taylor, this epitomizes Coltrane's trademark "sheets of sound."

"The songs weren't long enough for a whole album, so I said 'let's do a slow blues to finish it out.' Coltrane invited me to write the song on the spot, but I didn't know music, so Coltrane replied 'just tell me what you want me to play. Should it go like this?' and he would play some notes. After having played a rough melody, he'd say 'okay, you wrote it.' That was the genesis of Sweet Sapphire Blues."
- Bob Weinstock, producer
192 kHz / 24-bit and 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM –  Concord Music Group Studio Masters

Recording: Rudy Van Gelder
Supervision: Bob Weinstock
Notes: Michael Gold (Apr. 1964)

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