A quick one – Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley playing 'Wabash' – effectively the Miles Davis group without the Prince of Darkness, recorded in Chicago 1959. Cannonball a bit back in the mix with Jimmy Cobb to the fore. Then Coltrane, up front and cutting straight through. Cannon was a great and maybe underrated player, Coltrane enjoying himself here, relatively angst-free. Classy piano from Wynton Kelly, fluent nimbly plucked bass from Paul Chambers. A fun track, bouncing along for 5.45 mins.
Le tout ensemble: the Davis Group in full tilt, live from on 'So What' from 1960 – Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Coltrane and Miles. Coltrane boiling through, playing long, dense looping lines: you can feel the paradigms bending. Inspired solo from Kelly.
Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane