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Dusseldorf March 28th 1960
FORMAT
LP

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ACV 2061LP ACV 2061LP
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RELEASE DATE
5/6/2016

This 1960 set recorded live in Düsseldorf captures the evolution of John Coltrane's journey from sideman to bandleader. Coltrane was unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight when Miles Davis was unable play that day. It's basically a performance of the Miles Davis Quintet without Davis. The lineup includes Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. This European tour was billed as "Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic Presents Jazz Winners of 1960." Two of the other "Jazz Winners" were Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson, both of whom join Coltrane and the band near the end of the Düsseldorf set.