These tracks were previously available separately on 3 LPs: BAHIA (Prestige 7353), STARDUST (Prestige 7268), and STANDARD COLTRANE (Prestige 7243).
Personnel: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Wilbur Harden (trumpet, flugelhorn); Red Garland (piano); Paul Chambers (bass); Jimmy Cobb (drums).
Producer: Bob Weinstock.
Reissue producer: Ralph Kaffel.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on July 11, 1958. Includes original liner notes Ira Gitler.
Personnel: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Wilbur Harden (trumpet, flugelhorn); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Red Garland (piano); Jimmy Cobb , Art Taylor (drums).
Recording information: New Jersey (07/11/1958); Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, NJ (07/11/1958).
This CD reissue consolidates a very good session by tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. Originally these eight standards (which include the title cut, "Invitation," "My Ideal," and "I'll Get By [As Long as I Have You]") were scattered on three separate LPs even though they all took place on the same day. With strong support from the rhythm section (pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb) and good solos from fl?gelhornist Wilbur Harden, Coltrane is heard near the end of his "sheets of sound" period, perfecting his distinctive sound and taking colorful and aggressive solos. ~ Scott Yanow