Kind Of Blue




Instrument Guide




Sidemen First Quintet

John Coltrane (1926 - 1967)

John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.
Some CDs, on which he is heard:


Red Garland (1923 1984)

William "Red" Garland (May 13, 1923 April 23, 1984) was an American modern jazz pianist whose block chord style, in part originated by Milt Buckner, influenced many forthcoming pianists in the jazz idiom.
Some CDs, on which he is heard:


Paul Chambers (1935-1969)

Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers, Jr. (April 22, 1935 January 4, 1969) was a jazz double bassist. A fixture of rhythm sections during the 1950s and 1960s, his importance in the development of jazz bass can be measured not only by the length and breadth of his work in this short period but also his impeccable time, intonation, and virtuosic improvisations. He was also known for his bowed solos.
Some CDs, on which he is heard:


Philly Joe Jones (1923-1985)

Joseph Rudolph "Philly Joe" Jones (July 15, 1923 August 30, 1985) was a Philadelphia-born American jazz drummer, known as the drummer for the first "Great" Miles Davis Quintet.
Some CDs, on which he is heard: