Prestige 2-fer that brings together 2 classic albums with Trane – Dakar and Interplay For 2 Trumpets – plus one track, "CTA", with Trane that was on Art
Taylor's Taylors Wailers album. Dakar is a darker, moodier set than most of 'Trane's Prestige material, and features a sextet with two deep baritones – Cecil Payne and Pepper
Adams – putting in a nice low bottom for Trane's tenor. Art
Taylor's on drums, and Mal Waldron plays a very moody piano. Loads of nice tracks, including "Dakar", "Route 4", "Velvet Scene", and "Witches Pit". Interplay For 2 Trumpets is an entirely different story, incredibly loose – but the session's a great example of the Prestige blowing session mode at its best – as it brings together unlikely groupmates, and really lets them feel each other out in the studio. On tenor, John Coltrane's deeper sound is matched with lightness of Bobby Jaspar's tone – and on trumpet, blowing session regular Webster Lewis and Idrees Sulieman show their talents at working strongly in a less-fettered format. The rest of the group includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, Mal Waldron on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art
Taylor on drums – and the album's 4 tracks are all nice and long – and include "Interplay", "Anatomy", "Light Blue", & "Soul Eyes".
(Cover has a promo stamp.)