John Coltrane album

Blue Train

by John Coltrane

About Blue Train

Blue Train is the second studio album by John Coltrane, released sometime in 1957 on Blue Note Records. It was recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, on 15 September, 1957. It's also Coltrane's second solo album, the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader, and the only one he created personally for the label.

All of the compositions were written by Coltrane, with the exception of the jazz standard "I'm Old Fashioned." The title track is a lengthy, rhythmically variegated blues with a sentimental minor theme that gradually shifts to major during Coltrane's first chorus. During an interview in 1960, Coltrane described this album as his favorite up t

Released: 1957-12-31
Label: Blue Note Records


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