The Believer

The Believer

by John Coltrane


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On the first three tracks, the masterful tenor saxophonist is joined by pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Louis Hayes, and either Donald Byrd or a young Freddie Hubbard on trumpet. An interesting aspect to the set is that it is the first example of Coltrane being associated with pianist McCoy Tyner. Tyner is not on the date, but he contributed "The Believer," which Coltrane performs along with Calvin Massey's "Nakatini Serenade" and the Rodgers & Hammerstein ballad "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" [Reissued as an individual compact disc through the OJC imprint, The Believer is also available on CD as part of John Coltrane's huge Prestige box set, Fearless Leader. However, the original LP as included in the box set only contains half an hour of music, and is here supplemented by two bonus tracks of over seven minutes each, "Filidia" and "Paul's Pal," performed by the Ray Draper Quartet featuring Coltrane and originally included on an album released by the New Jazz label.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/1996
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218687621
catalogNumber: 876
Rank: 104602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Coltrane   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Red Garland   Piano
Louis Hayes   Drums
Art Taylor   Drums
Ray Draper   Tuba
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Paul Chambers   Bass
Gil Coggins   Piano
Spanky DeBrest   Bass
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Larry Ritchie   Drums

Technical Credits

Cal Massey   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
Dan Morgenstern   Liner Notes
Don Schlitten   Art Direction,Cover Design
Bob Weinstock   Producer

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