In his relatively brief career, John Coltrane
recorded over 100 live and studio albums, both as a leader and a sideman, authoring some of the most deep and diverse musical work of this century. The bulk of Coltrane's work as a leader was recorded for the Prestige, Atlantic and Impulse! labels. Other labels recorded Coltrane as a leader, most notably Blue Note
, for whom he recorded the famous Blue Train
album. Some of his later work, in particular live recordings, was released by foreign labels. Most of Coltrane's recordings as a sideman were made when he was with the Miles Davis
quintet. The majority of these are collected in the Columbia box set, but the quintet also made a number of important recordings for Prestige.
Coltrane’s first recordings were with the Jimmy Johnson Big Band and Dexter Culbertson’s U.S. Navy Band in 1945. His first recorded solo was on "Hot House
" with Culbertson; it is available on the compilation Anthology
. Coltrane also recorded under the leadership of Dizzy Gillespie
, Johnny Hodges
, Earl Bostic
, Dinah Washington
and Gay Crosse
prior to joining the Miles Davis
Most of these recordings were made before the LP (long play record) became the standard format, so the albums listed below were either 78s or LPs released a significant time after their recording. 45s (singles) are listed only if unavailable in other formats.Earl Bostic
- Earl Bostic and his Orchestra (1952) (78)
- Earl Bostic and his Alto......