Would have been Donald Byrd a better choise ?
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I have a small problem with the titel track: It sounds much like Sonny Clark's "Sonny's crib", recorded two weeks before "Blue train". Clark's sidemen were: Byrd, Coltrane, Fuller, Chambers and Art Taylor.
A really great session, too. Certainly no "Blue train" without this predecessor.
By the way: In 1987, they put Coltrane's record on the grave of Blue Note Records Founder Alfred Lion. It was one of his favorite sessions - along with Joe Henderson's "State of the tenor".