Charlie Parker (alto sax), Walter Bishop, Jr. (piano), Teddy Kotick (bass), Roy Haynes (drums) and Unknown Strings
from the album ‘BIRD WITH STRINGS LIVE AT THE APOLLO, CAENEGIE HALL AND BIRDLAND’ (Columbia Records)
Title: Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Artist: John Coltrane
Album: Live! At The Vanguard Village
A quintessential performance of a seminal Jazz number. “Live! At The Vanguard Village” was John Coltrane’s first album that was recorded in front of a live audience.
“Softly” begins with a delicate and complex piano intro. John comes sailing in around half way through to propel it from sublime, to supreme!
Saxophone: John Coltrane
Piano: McCoy Tyner
Drums: Elvin Jones
Bass: Reggie Workman