Some groups have existed only in the recording studio but have produced music of lasting value.
This quintet, under pianist Red Garland's leadership, actually did play some gigs around New York in the fall of 1957, but even if it hadn't, the rapport in the studio would still have been powerful. Beginning with the association of Garland and sax master John Coltrane in the Miles Davis Quintet and continuing with Arthur Taylor's trio connection with Garland, and trumpeter Donald Byrd's having worked with all of them in one form or another, there was enough of a common spirit in the musical attitudes of all the participants. The title blues spans an entire side; the overleaf is shared by Gershwin's "They Can't Take That Away from Me" and Dameron's "Our Delight."
With John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, George Joyner, Arthur Taylor. Originally released in November 1957.
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