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John Coltrane - Dakar album

John Coltrane - Dakar album
  • Performer John Coltrane
  • Title Dakar
  • Date of release 1967
  • Country US
  • Style Hard Bop
  • Other formats AU DMF WMA MIDI MP3 VOC ASF
  • Genre Jazz
  • Size MP3 1334 mb
  • Size FLAC 1249 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 940

As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s after he had stopped recording for Prestige, the record company assembled and reissued varied Coltrane recordings with his name prominently displayed, though in many cases, as on Dakar, he had originally been a sideman. Dakar" (Teddy Charles) - 7:09

Dakar ‎(LP, Album, Mono). Dakar ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig). Original Jazz Classics, Prestige. Dakar ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM).

Album · 1957 · 6 Songs. Dakar (Remastered) John Coltrane. Listen on Apple Music.

This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). 1. Dakar - RVG Remaster.

On the bandstand for this date are John Coltrane (tenor sax), Cecil Payne (baritone sax), Pepper Adams (baritone sax), Mal Waldron (piano), Doug Watkins (bass), and Art Taylor (drums). Although at the time these were considered "leaderless" units, upon hearing the interaction of the participants, modern ears might desire to qualify that statement. If the album is flawed, that may well be due to Coltrane's inability to deliver during "Witches' Pi. Perhaps because he is the first soloist, there seems to be no immediate direction to his playing. In a highly unusual move, he simply trails off rather than concluding his portion with his usual command and authority.

Often cited as saxophonist John Coltrane's first album as leader, Dakar-recorded on April 20, 1957-is a usurper. He gets no more solo time than either.

Dakar (Remastered), 1957. Dakar (Remastered), 1957.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Dakar
Written-By – Teddy Charles
A2 Mary's Blues
Written-By – Pepper Adams
A3 Route 4
Written-By – Charles*
B1 Velvet Scene
Written-By – Mal Waldron
B2 Witches Pit
Written-By – Adams*
B3 Cat Walk
Written-By – Charles*

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed To – Transatlantic Records Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Transatlantic Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Transatlantic Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey


  • Baritone Saxophone – Cecil Payne, Pepper Adams
  • Bass – Doug Watkins
  • Design, Photography By [Photo] – Don Schlitten
  • Drums – Art Taylor
  • Liner Notes [Oct. 1963] – David A. Himmelstein*
  • Piano – Mal Waldron
  • Recorded By [Recording] – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Supervised By [Supervision] – Teddy Charles
  • Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane


Recorded in Hackensack, NJ; April 20, 1957.
First released in 1963.

A Prestige Records USA production.
Sole licencees and distributors in Great Britain and Scandinavia Transatlantic Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PRLP 7280 John Coltrane Dakar ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Prestige PRLP 7280 US 1963
P-24104-C John Coltrane Dakar ‎(12", Album, RE) Prestige P-24104-C US 1981
PRCD-30650 John Coltrane Dakar ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Prestige PRCD-30650 US 2008
OJC20 393-2, P-7280 John Coltrane Dakar ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Original Jazz Classics, Prestige OJC20 393-2, P-7280 Germany 2003
VICJ-23626 John Coltrane Dakar ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Prestige VICJ-23626 Japan 1991