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John Coltrane performs On Green Dolphin Street in Germany

Filmed in Düsseldorf, West Germany on March 28, 1960, John Coltrane performs On Green Dolphin Street on the tenor saxophone. The band includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums.

The footage was filmed during Coltrane’s first trip overseas with Miles Davis. Open Culture explains, “It’s basically a performance of the Miles Davis Quintet without Davis” and that it’s one in a handfull of sets that “capture the evolution of John Coltrane’s journey from sideman to bandleader.”

Bonus old school visual sound wave animations.


This performance and more can be found on Jazz Icons: John Coltrane Live in ’60, ’61 & ’65 DVD.

Watch this next: John Coltrane’s Giant Steps animated. Plus:
Wes Montgomery performs Four on Six in London (1965)
• Thelonious Monk peforms Epistrophy in Tokyo, Japan
• Dizzy Gillespie plays Tour de Force and Manteca on Italian TV (1960)

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