John Coltrane – Like Sonny (Full Album)

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Like Sonny is a posthumous studio album combining two sessions from 1958 and 1960 with jazz musician John Coltrane. The six tracks from November 1958 had been released under Ray Draper’s name as A Tuba Jazz on Jubilee Records. The other tracks were recorded by the John Coltrane Quartet in Los Angeles with Billy Higgins on drums and had been released by Roulette in 1962 (Wikipedia).

Track listing:
“One and Four (a.k.a. Mr. Day)” (John Coltrane) — 7:27
“Exotica (alternate take)” (John Coltrane) — 4:36
“Exotica (master)” (John Coltrane) — 4:28
“Like Sonny (a.k.a. Simple Like)” (John Coltrane) — 3:55
“Essii’s Dance” (Ray Draper) — 5:59
“Doxy” (Sonny Rollins) — 6:42
“Oleo” (Sonny Rollins) — 6:02
“I Talk to the Trees” (Alan J. Lerner, Frederick Loewe) — 6:10
“Yesterdays” (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) — 6:53
“Angel Eyes” (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) — 4:44
The tracks 1, 3 and 4 were issued by Roulette in 1962 as part of John Coltrane/Lee Morgan – The Best of Birdland, Vol. 1 (SR 52094) produced by Tony Reig. Track 2 had not been released.

Tracks 1–4: John Coltrane Quartet, recorded September 10, 1960 at United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA

John Coltrane — tenor saxophone
McCoy Tyner — piano
Steve Davis — bass
Billy Higgins — drums
Tracks 5-10: Ray Draper Quintet, recorded November 1958 in New York, NY

Ray Draper — tuba
John Coltrane — tenor saxophone
Jon Mayer — piano
Spanky DeBrest — bass
Larry Ritchie — drums


Released: 1990
Recorded: November 1958
September 10, 1960
Label: Roulette ROU 1012
Producer: Michael Cuscuna (reissue)