Saturday, January 4, 2014

Coltrane in Detroit

I'm trying to track down when John Coltrane and Joe Brazil might have met. According to The John Coltrane Reference, Coltrane worked in Detroit on the dates below. Joe Brazil was born in Detroit and owned a house there from 1951 to 1962. Paul Chambers lived with Brazil in the early 50's. Coltrane may have learned about Brazil from Chambers while they both played in the Miles Davis Quintet. Coltrane was recorded from Brazil's basement in September of 1958. There were 9 times before that when Coltrane could have been at Brazil's house and 5 times after. There are tapes of Coltrane from Brazil's house from December, 1959, November 24, 1960, and February 1961. In an interview with Paul de Barros, Brazil says Coltrane stayed with him whenever Coltrane was in town as a leader.
  • Nov 5-11, 1948 w/ Howard McGee
  • Mar 27, 1949 w/ Eddie Vinson
  • Jan 13-19, 1950 w/ Dizzy Gillespie
  • May 15, 1950 w/ Dizzy Gillespie
  • Feb 16-25, 1951 w/ Dizzy Gillespie
  • Nov 2, 1952 w/ Johnny Hodges
  • Dec 8-20, 1952 w/ Johnny Hodges
  • May 3-9, 1954 w/ Johnny Hodges
  • Oct 5-9, 1955 w/ Miles Davis (right after marrying Juanita Austin)
  • Mar 12, 1956 w/ Miles Davis
  • Jul 9, 1956 w/ Miles Davis
  • Jul 24-29 w/ Miles Davis
  • Apr 15-20, 1958 w/ Miles Davis
  • Sep 23-28, 1958 w/ Miles Davis
  • Dec 11-20, 1959 w/ Miles Davis
  • Aug 23-28, 1960 as leader
  • Nov 22-27, 1960 as leader
  • Feb 21-26, 1961 as leader
  • Aug 1-6, 1961 as leader
  • Jan 16-21, 1961 as leader
  • Jul 31-Aug 5, 1962 as leader

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