Sunday, May 10, 2009

Capitol 797 -- the list begins

This 78-rpm is an original issue containing the first recording session on which John Coltrane played, if you don't count the private recordings from his navy days. He's part of the 15-piece "And His Orchestra." Recorded on November 21, 1949 at an unknown studio in NYC. No solos by JC, who is one of two altos -- Jimmy Heath is the other. "Say When" is a cool instrumental arranged by Jimmy Mundy. "You Stole My Wife, You Horse Thief" includes vocals by Dizzy Gillespie and other band members, arrangement by Buster Harding.
Complete Recordings With Dizzy Gillespie