John Coltrane – Hank Mobley – Johnny Griffin Septet – Smoke Stack (1957)


Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957.

Lee Morgan – Trumpet
John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley – Tenor Sax
Wynton Kelly – Piano
Paul Chambers – Bass
Art Blakey – Drums

This “Blowing Session” was the only time tenor saxophonists Johnny Griffin and John Coltrane would play together on record. Initially Coltrane wasn’t scheduled to be on this date, but Griffin saw him on his way to Rudy Van Gelder’s studio that day and asked him to join the group.
He agreed.


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