Live at Birdland is a 1964 album by jazz musician John Coltrane. Despite its title, only the first three tracks were recorded live at the Birdland club; the rest are studio tracks. Among them is "Alabama", a tribute to four children killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, an attack at a Birmingham, Alabama church by white supremacists.
John Coltrane – After The Rain (album Impressions 1963). John Coltrane 1963 Live At Birdland – 04 After the Rain. John Coltrane 1963 Live At Birdland – 03 Impressions. John Coltrane – Afro-Blue (Live At Birdland, NYC - Octobe. 0:51. John Coltrane 1963 New Directions (Part 2) – 07 Afro-Blue (Live At Birdland, NYC . :25. John Coltrane Quartet – Too Young To Go Steady (album Ballads . :20. John Coltrane Quartet Ballads – Say It. 6:38. John Coltrane – Your Lady (Live at Birdland, 1963). John Coltrane Quartet – I Wish I Knew (album Ballads, 1963. :17.
Arguably John Coltrane's finest all-around album, this recording has brilliant versions of "Afro Blue" and "I Want to Talk About You"; the second half of the latter features Coltrane on unaccompanied tenor tearing into the piece but never losing sight of the fact that it is a beautiful ballad. The remainder of this album ("Alabama," "The Promise," and "Your Lady") is almost at the same high level.
Live at Birdland is a 1964 album by jazz musician John Coltrane. Live at Birdland may refer to: Live at Birdland (John Coltrane album), 1964. Live at Birdland (Lee Konitz album), 2009. Live at Birdland (John Pizzarelli album), 2003. Live at Birdland (Toshiko - Mariano Quartet), 1961. Live at Birdland (Lester Young album), 2007. Extended Play: Live at Birdland, by the Dave Holland Quintet, 2001.
Tracks A1, A2 & B1 recorded live at Birdland, New York on October 8, 1963. Tracks B2 & B3 recorded in the studio on November 18, 1963. Stereo A-49 on spine. On the back it says that the cover is both printed in The Phillipines and in . A Product of ABC-Paramount Records Inc. On labels it says "An Impulse Record".
What would turn out to be his finest all-around album, John Coltrane delivered a splendid highly lauded live album in 1964 that was one of several performances he gave at New York’s Birdland Café between 1962 and 1963, where this one feature the saxophone rebel in a truly fantastic direct format.
Coltrane Live at Birdland displays Coltrane's most famous quartet: McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and the thermonuclear Elvin Jones on drums. With respect to the saxophonist's constantly evolving style, Coltrane Live at Birdland falls squarely between Ballads and A Love Supreme and on those Birdland dates, John Coltrane does sound like he is passing through.
Live at Birdland, 1964.