Personnel: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Wilbur Harden (trumpet); Red Garland (piano); Paul Chambers (bass); Art Taylor, Jimmy Cobb (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on July 11 and December 26, 1958. Originally released on Prestige (7353). Includes original liner notes by Robert Levin.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1989, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Bahia is two-LP set that matches together the very different sounding tenors of John Coltrane and Paul Quinichette in a jam-session type setting from 1957 (although three of the five songs were actually composed by pianist Mal Waldron) in addition to Coltrane's final Prestige date, which also has appearances by the trumpeters Freddie Hubbard (on "Then I'll Be Tired of You") and an uncredited Wilbur Harden ("Something I Dreamed Last Night"). This is nice if not overly memorable music. ~ Scott Yanow
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