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John Coltrane May 5, 1959

Main Session Personnel
tenor saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Naima 0:01
2 Syeeda's Song Flute 7:00
Giant Steps
Catalog #: Atlantic 1311
3 Syeeda's Song Flute (Alternate Take) 7:05
Alternate Takes
Catalog #: 1668
4 Mr. P.C. 6:56
Giant Steps
Catalog #: Atlantic 1311
5 Giant Steps (Incomplete) 0:01
6 Giant Steps 4:44
Giant Steps
Catalog #: Atlantic 1311
7 Giant Steps (Alternate Take) 0:01
8 Cousin Mary 5:46
Giant Steps
Catalog #: Atlantic 1311
9 Cousin Mary (Alternate Take) 5:44
Alternate Takes
Catalog #: 1668
genre: bop, progressive bop
Recording Date: 
1959-05-05
Leader(s): 
John Coltrane
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
Tommy Flanagan
Personnel: 
Paul Chambers
Personnel: 
Art Taylor
Ensemble Size: 
quartet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Atlantic Studios
Venue Location: 
New York, NY
Recording company
Company Name: 
Atlantic
Session Details: 

note: Tapes are missing for "Naima" (master #3465)

Also, tracks 2 and 3 were written for Coltrane's stepdaughter, Saeeda. Her name has been spelled verious ways (Syeeda, here; 'Saida' on the handwritten lead sheet from the session; 'Saeeda' in her personal life), because it is an English transliteration. -JS

Sources: 
Coltrane Reference Book; John Coltrane - The Complete Atlantic Recordings R2 71984.

Comments

Matrix numbers for this session

Bruyninckx seems to be incorrect; whereas Lord's agree with the Rhino-Complete Atlantic Recordings discographic information. The latter was used as the source. TS