Mating Call [Rudy Van Gelder Remaster]
CAT # PRCD-30163-25
1. Mating Call 5:31 2. Gnid 5:09 3. Soultrane 5:23 4. On A Misty Night 6:22 5. Romas 6:52 6. Super Jet 5:53
This November 1956 date marked the first recording of the deeply moving ballad “Soultrane,” and the first exposition as well of the lovely line “On a Misty Night” (based on “September in the Rain”), a number Dameron would later explore himself in other contexts.
This is not a typical Tadd Dameron date in that his music is not played by a large ensemble or even a quintet. He is represented as a composer but not as an arranger. Yet his pungent themes come through strongly, carried by the searing, probing tenor saxophone of John Coltrane.
with John Simmons, Philly Joe Jones
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