Walkin’/The Theme

John Coltrane

March 28, 1960 – Dusseldorf, Germany

An unexpected turn of event had Coltrane leading the Miles Davis Quintet when Miles was unavailable for this filming.

Personnel: 

John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Wynton Kelly, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Jimmy Cobb, drums

It’s great to hear Wynton Kelly take the lead on the second tune “The Theme.”

Bill Evans is known for his contributions to “Kind of Blue,” but Kelly’s playing on that album was fantastic artistry as well.