Blue Note released a five CD anniversary collection in 1989. Uncertain if these were sold individually or in a box set or both.
More than 50 years after Miles Davis and John Coltrane embarked on one last tour of Europe together, fans can finally own this crucial piece of history on The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6, available everywhere today. This 4CD set features, for the first time in an authorized release, five breathtaking performances recorded in Paris, Stockholm and Copenhagen on the Jazz At The Philharmonic European Tour of spring 1960.
It would be only to mention the name of John Coltrane and you cause the whole world of fantasies and of feelings, even to the most recalcitrant and to the most uninterested. Coltrane, that some people consider to be a God of music and of improvisation, inspires the deepest respect for a work without concession, marked by a deep research of spirituality. He was, after Charlie Parker in 1940 and on 1950, considered to be the revolutionariest and the most influential saxophonist of the history of the jazz, leader of the common avant-gardist in 1960s, and one of the most important artists of the music of the second half of the 20th century. John Coltrane always tried to surpass himself on all plans: technology, by exploring new modes of expression, searching new tones, new stamps and of new ways of spreading the tessiture and the dynamics of its instrument.
This mid-'90s DCC Jazz edition of the John Coltrane (tenor sax)/Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) title Cattin' with Coltrane and Quinichette (1959) contains the same excellent remastering and bonus tracks as its standard silver pressing - without the superfluous expense of a 24-karat gold disc. Audiophile pressing or naught, what remains as the centerpiece are the selections that the co-leads cut during a mid-May 1957 session with Mal Waldron (piano), plus a rhythm section consisting of Julian Euell (bass) and Ed Thigpen (drums). Waldron - who penned all the album's originals - proves why he is one of the best composer/arrangers for Coltrane…