Coltrane Time was originally released on United Artists in 1959 as a Cecil Taylor album, "Hard Driving Jazz" (UAL 4014, mono) and "Stereo Drive" (UAS 5014, stereo). It was re-released as John Coltrane's Coltrane Time in 1962.
This is a most unusual CD due to the inclusion of Cecil Taylor on piano. Although Taylor and John Coltrane got along well, trumpeter Kenny Dorham (who is also on this quintet date) hated the avant-garde pianist's playing and was clearly bothered by Taylor's dissonant comping behind his solos. With bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Louis Hayes doing their best to ignore the discord, the group manages to perform two blues and two standards with Dorham playing strictly bop, Taylor coming up with fairly free abstractions and Coltrane sounding somewhere in between. The results are unintentionally fascinating.
John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Kenny Dorham (trumpet); Cecil Taylor (piano); Chuck Israels (bass); Louis Hayes (drums).
01 Shifting Down
02 Just Friends
03 Like Someone in Love
04 Double Clutching