Fearless Leader

Fearless Leader

by John ColtraneJohn Coltrane

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Overview

Before John Coltrane became the jazz icon that he remains to this day, he was still plenty great. The proof lies in the copious music that makes up Fearless Leader, representing all-star sessions that Coltrane led on the Prestige label, just a few years before he started his own band. The tenor saxophonist’s sound had come together by 1957 and only grew in power, invention, and solidity through the last of these recordings, which extend to the close of 1958. Roaring through up-tempo numbers or pouring his heart out on ballads, Coltrane was the complete saxophonist, and it's no wonder Miles Davis pulled him back into his band in 1958. With associates of the caliber of bassist Paul Chambers, pianist Red Garland, and trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Donald Byrd, Coltrane is in fast company, and his cohorts' sterling musicianship inspires him. The chronological order of the tracks is another plus, making sense of earlier, jumbled releases. If you love Trane, this set is a must-have.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2006
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0888072300590
catalogNumber: 630059

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Coltrane   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Red Garland   Piano
Louis Hayes   Drums
Art Taylor   Drums
Mal Waldron   Piano
Wilbur Harden   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Earl May   Bass
Sahib Shihab   Baritone Saxophone
Johnny Splawn   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Alonzo Levister   Composer
Cal Massey   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
McCoy Tyner   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Lew Brown   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Producer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ira Gitler   Original Liner Notes
Joe Goldberg   Original Liner Notes
Mack Gordon   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Jackie McLean   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Dan Morgenstern   Original Liner Notes
Cheryl Pawelski   Producer,Liner Notes
Cole Porter   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Bob Weinstock   Composer,Audio Production
Jack Yellen   Composer
Patrick Milligan   Producer,Liner Notes
Ary Barroso   Composer
Bob Parent   Cover Photo
Jack McKinney   Original Liner Notes
Fred Lacey   Composer
Lewis Porter   Liner Notes
Tom Adair   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Henry Nemo   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
George Fragos   Composer
Ralph Freed   Composer
Frederick Hollander   Composer
Gabriel Luna   Composer
Newell Chase   Composer
Dick Gasparre   Composer
Richard S. Ginell   Liner Notes
Miguel Prado   Composer
Jack Baker   Composer

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Fearless Leader [Box Set] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bigdave37 More than 1 year ago
If you a serious listener of jazz music and you want to appreciate the history of how the John Coletrane came about then you need this set. I've been listening to this everyday since I got it. Soulful, passionate, and spiritual.