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Africa Vinyl LP

Wax LoveSKU fr-4282

revelatory pre-Giant Steps session w/ Rudy Van Gelder
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“Recorded on June 24, 1958 at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ, these sessions feature original compositions by Wilburn Harden (best known for his work with John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef) and hard-bop trombonist Curtis Fuller (best known for his work with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and appearance on the classic Blue Trane album).The 32-year-old John Coltrane had only just recorded Blue Trane a year earlier and it is interesting to hear his style beginning to stretch out, as he makes his musical transition from strict hard bop to the groundbreaking style that would become legendary the following year on Giant Steps, making Coltrane one of the biggest names in jazz.”

  • rare album recorded w/ Rudy Van Gelder in 1958
  • NOTE: not to be confused with Africa / Brass (1961)
  • black vinyl pressing
  • featuring Wilburn Harden (t), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Tommy Flanagan / Howard Williams (p), Ali Jackson (b), Arthur Taylor (d)
  • limited edition of 500
  • music label: Wax Love 2020
UPC: 8055515231595


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