Calvin Massey: Blues For Coltrane

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This is a rare and very welcome release. Cal Massey wrote strong jazz compositions which were recorded by Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Jackie McLean and McCoy Tyner but he had precious little opportunity to record himself. This is, in fact, Massey's only leader date, due to the fine selection by Nat Hentoff who recorded all the original classic Candid sessions for almost two years before the parent company pulled the plug and stopped all money for jazz recordings. Even then
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