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John Coltrane formed his first group, a quartet, in 1960. After moving through different personnel including Steve Kuhn, Pete LaRoca, and Billy Higgins, the lineup stabilized in the fall with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Steve Davis, and drummer Elvin Jones. Tyner, from Philadelphia, had been a friend of Coltrane's for some years and the two men long had an understanding that the pianist would join Coltrane when Tyner felt ready for the exposure of regularly working with him. Also recorded… read more

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  • merge this tag with the solo [6]
  • merge this tag with the solo [5]
  • merge this tag with the solo [4]
  • merge this tag with the solo [3]
  • merge this tag with the solo [2]
  • yeah since when has it just been "John Coltrane" on a Coltrane album... merge this tag with the solo.
  • "Aren't most of his major releases with the quartet as it is?" Yes. All major studio albums except Blue Train and later avant-garde albums were recorded with a quartet, although most are credited to Coltrane as a solo artist. Anyway, there's no need for this tag to be separate.
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