Side 1 'Round Midnight -3 Ah-Leu-Cha -1 All Of You -3
Side 2 Bye Bye Blackbird -2 Tadd’s Delight -2 Dear Old Stockholm -2
Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Davis (tpt); John Coltrane (ts); Red Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)
Recording dates: 1: October 26, 1955 at Columbia Studio D, New York City, New York 2: June 5, 1956 at Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York City, New York 3: September 10, 1956 at Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York City, New York
Producer: George Avakian
Issued as ‘Round About Midnight (Columbia CL 949 [LP, mono: US, 1957] and CS 8649 [LP, stereo: US, 1960])
Interviewer - You speak well and repeatedly in Just Kids of John Coltrane’s records from the ‘60s. Do they possess something that today’s records don’t?
Patti - Well, I feel like Coltrane, of course he was an innovator and invented a whole style and a way of improvisation that we all draw from now. But I think the most interesting thing about Coltrane, besides his tone and his sense of improvisation, was his deep spiritual center. You really felt his relationship with God in his playing.
Patti - You can listen to a virtuoso; you might think, “Wow, that person plays really great.” But Coltrane has a different dimension. He brought God into his playing. I always feel that when I hear him. There’s nobody like Coltrane.
“It was so interesting, when John Coltrane created A Love Supreme. He had meditated that week. I almost didn’t see him downstairs. And it was so quiet! There was no sound, no practice! He was up there meditating, and when he came down he said, “I have a whole new music!” He said, “There is a new recording that I will do, I have it all, everything.” And it was so beautiful! He was like Moses coming down from the mountain. And when he recorded it, he knew everything, everything. He said this was the first time that he had all the music in his head at once to record.“ - Alice Coltrane, pictured with John Coltrane