Cal Massey ‎– Blues To Coltrane

Candid ‎– 9029
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Blues To Coltrane 9:01
A2 What'S Wrong 3:39
A3 Bakai 8:07
B1 These Are Soulful Days 8:10
B2 Father And Son 11:15

Companies, etc.



Recorded At Nola Penthouse Sound Studio, New York City, January 13th 1961
Manufactured in Western Germany.
© ℗ Black Lion Productions 1987

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side 1 & 2): CS 9029
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 1 (etched)): CS-9029 /A et
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 2 (etched)): CS-9029 /B et
  • Rights Society: M.C.P.S.
  • Label Code: LC0585

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GJS 9029 Cal Massey Blues To Coltrane(LP, Album) Candid GJS 9029 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
32JDC-107 Cal Massey Blues to Coltrane(CD) Candid 32JDC-107 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
TECW-20378 Cal Massey Blues To Coltrane(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Candid TECW-20378 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CD 9029 Cal Massey Blues To Coltrane(CD, Album, RE) Candid CD 9029 Germany 1987 Sell This Version


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March 27, 2013

Cal Massey (1927-1972) was a trumpet player, composer and arranger whose only LP as a leader was released posthumously in the late 1980s. As this set reveals, he wasn't particularly exceptional on his instrument - but he was extremely gifted as a writer, which saw many of his compositions recorded by the leading figures in jazz, such as John Coltrane, Archie Shepp and Freddie Hubbard. There is a pensive, soulful quality to many of Massey's compositions and though 1961's 'Blues To Coltrane' is low on direction and focus on the odd occasion, it's a very honest session with real depth and a rewarding listen.